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IRIS pseudacorus Variegata

IRIS pseudacorus Variegata

The yellow native flag iris. Soft yellow flowers. Striking cream and green variegation. Great in ditches and ponds. Ht 100cm. Happily grows in shallow water, as a marginal plant or in the border if well watered. Sun or shade. Moist soil. Clay. Hardy

Our native yellow ‘Flag Iris’ or ‘Water Iris’. With its name meaning “false acorus” for its similarity to Acorus calamus
Documented in the UK since before Saxon times this true flag Iris is just two native to the British Isles – the other being Iris foetidissima or ‘The Stinking Iris’
Iris pseudacorus thrives in water and is often found adorning ponds and river banks. In this environment it can be quite vigorous. Although is quite manageable when grown in the garden border. The variegated form has softer lemon flowers and is less vigorous. Unlike many marginal species, Iris pseudacorus can be planted in the water and will survive year round.


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Plant Details: IRIS pseudacorus Variegata

Plant: IRIS

Species: pseudacorus

Variety: Variegata

Family: Iridaceae

Origin: Europe

Flower colour: Yellow

Hardy: Hardy

Soil type: Bog or marginal

Aspect: Part Shade, Sun

Evergreen: Deciduous

Height: 90

Spread: 60

Flower type: Single

Naturalising: YES

Winter grow conditions: Outside

Container Compost: Peat Substitute Compost

Web rating: Woottens rating 8/10

Special uses: Deer Proof, Rabbit Proof

Pot Size: 2 litre

Plant of week: New Plants at Woottens

Sub Group: Other Iris, Water Iris

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