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IRIS spuria Grand Illusion

Purple standards. Yellow falls with a lilac edge. Ht. 100cm. Sp. 60cm Glaucous narrow sword like leaves. Moist soil or bog. Lime tolerant. Part shade or sun.

Spurian irises continue the iris flowering season through into July and August. They have a wide geographical range, being native to the Mediterranean, Asia Minor and North Africa. They require full sun and a good loam or clay soil. They are happy in both acid and alkaline soils. They make excellent border plants, providing strong vertical lines. They all make strong clumps and should be allowed a spread of at least 50cm.


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Plant Details: IRIS spuria Grand Illusion

Plant: IRIS

Species: spuria

Variety: Grand Illusion

Family: Iridaceae

Origin: Turkey

Flower colour: Purple, Yellow

Flower month: Jun, Jul, Aug

Flower scent: None

Foliage colour: Green

Hardy: Hardy

Soil type: Heavy clay tolerant, Moist soil

Aspect: Sun

Evergreen: Deciduous

Height: 100

Spread: 60

Flower type: Single

Foliage style: Arch Foliage Habit

Leaf colour: Green

Seed month: Sep

Seed colour: Black, Brown

Suggested Container: None

Naturalising: YES

Winter grow conditions: Outside

Container Compost: Peat Substitute Compost

Web rating: Woottens rating 8/10

Special uses: Deer Proof, Rabbit Proof, Marine

Pot Size: Bareroot

Plant of week: New Plants at Woottens

Sub Group: Spuria

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