Crimean Iris
Iris lutescens

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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Regional

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

Pylesville, Maryland

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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

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.