Dwarf Lake Iris
Iris lacustris

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Species: lacustris (lak-US-triss) (Info)
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Class:

Species

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Blue-Violet

Violet/Lavender

Purple

Bloom Time:

Early (E)

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Awards (if applicable):

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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Regional

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

Palmer, Alaska

Morris, Connecticut

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Aug 6, 2013, jrtinker from Palmer, AK (Zone 3b) wrote:

I grew this plant from seed acquired from the NARGS Seed Exchange. It bloomed the second year and has survived seven Alaskan winters so far. It is a charming, early bloomer that has tolerated full sun and surprisingly dry conditions.

Neutral

On Jun 3, 2006, hello85 from Erie, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:

The only place this plant can be found (natively growing) in the world is around the northern inside borders of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron.