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Common Name

IRIS tuberosa

syn. Hermodactyloides tuberosa. Known as the ‘Widow Iris’ or ‘Snakes Head Iris’ due to its black falls with a green edge. Prominent yellowy green style arms and insignificant standards. A flower of extreme and unusual beauty.
Long grass like foliage. Flowers March-May. Ht 30cm Sp 20cm. Sun or part shade. Well drained soil. Hardy.


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Plant Details: IRIS tuberosa

Plant: IRIS

Species: tuberosa

Common name: Widow Iris

Family: Iridaceae

Origin: Mediterranean

Flower colour: Black, Yellow

Flower month: Mar, Apr, May

Flower scent: None

Foliage colour: Green

Autumn leaf colour: Green

Hardy: Hardy

Soil type: Well drained soil

Aspect: Sun

Height: 30

Spread: 20

Flower type: Single

Flower attribute: Elegant

Foliage style: Arch Foliage Habit

Leaf colour: Green

Protect from slugs: Yes

Winter grow conditions: Outside

Container Compost: Well drained

Web rating: Woottens rating 9/10

Pot Size: 9cm

Sub Group: Other Iris

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