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PlantFiles: Crimean Iris
Iris lutescens

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Species: lutescens (loo-TESS-enz) (Info)

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Class:
Standard Dwarf Bearded (SDB)

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

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)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Purple

Bloom Time:
Midseason (M)
Late Midseason (MLa)

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Blue-Green
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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)
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

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

Awards (if applicable):
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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive cinemike On Apr 23, 2011, cinemike from CREZIERES
France (Zone 8a) wrote:

I have just come back from a ramble in the garrigues around St Pierre la Mer in Aude Southern France: This little plant was everywhere. Mostly only seedheads, but still very nice.
It must be able to survive very dry summers.

Positive Todd_Boland On Jan 11, 2005, Todd_Boland from St. John's, NL (Zone 5b) wrote:

A dwarf bearded iris species with variable coloured flowers although a light plum purple is the standard colour. Of the many bearded iris species, this one is among the easiest to grow.

Regional...

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

Pylesville, Maryland



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