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PlantFiles: Upland Dwarf Violet Iris
Iris verna var. smalliana

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Species: verna var. smalliana

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Class:
Species

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

Spacing:
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Hardiness:
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Sun Exposure:
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade

Danger:
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Bloom Color:
Blue-Violet

Bloom Time:
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Foliage:
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Soil pH requirements:
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Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Cville_Gardener On Jul 9, 2013, Cville_Gardener from the Highland Rim of TN
United States (Zone 7a) wrote:

The upland dwarf violet iris occurs in the eastern states from New York south to Georgia, west to east central Mississippi, with disjunct populations in the Ouachita mountains of Arkansas and Ozarks of Missouri.

Iris verna var. smalliana is commonly found growing in nutrient poor acid soils, in semi-shaded mesic to dry woodland slopes. It is easily distinguished from Iris verna var. verna. Iris verna var. smalliana plants grow in dense clumps while Iris verna var. verna plants occur significantly further apart in loose colonies.

Neutral 01_William On Aug 3, 2010, 01_William from Cornelia, GA (Zone 7a) wrote:

The Upland Dwarf Violet Iris / Dwarf Mountain Iris (Iris verna var. smalliana) can be found growing in the dry open woods and shaded barrens in the mountain and piedmont regions of the eastern states from New York south to Georgia, west to east central Mississippi, with disjunct populations in the Ouachita mountains of Arkansas and Ozarks of Missouri.

The Upland Dwarf Violet Iris closely resembles the Dwarf Plains Iris (Iris verna var. verna) that is native to the coastal plains of the Southern Atlantic States. The can be easily distinguished by its growing habit which is clumping, while the latter will form loose colonies.

Regional...

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

Cornelia, Georgia



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