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PlantFiles: Ground Iris
Iris macrosiphon

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Species: macrosiphon (mak-roh-SY-fon) (Info)

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Class:
Species

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow
Medium Blue
Violet/Lavender
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Midseason (M)

Foliage:
Evergreen
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Awards (if applicable):
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Scorpioangel On Sep 8, 2005, Scorpioangel from Gold Hill, OR (Zone 7a) wrote:

This Iris shows much variety in color and habitat due to natural hybrid forms. It has a very short flower stem tucked close to the ground surrounded by longer leaves. It grows from California into Oregon. Another great So. Oregon wildflower.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Gold Hill, Oregon



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