White Root Iris, Roof Iris, Wall Iris 'Album'

Iris tectorum

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Species: tectorum (tek-TOR-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Album
Additional cultivar information:(aka Alba)
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Class:

Species (SPEC)

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Midseason (MLa)

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

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

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Awards (if applicable):

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Denver, Colorado

Belleville, Michigan

North Branch, Michigan

New Bern, North Carolina

Conway, South Carolina

Okatie, South Carolina

Kalama, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Feb 29, 2004, gardenerbeth from New Bern, NC wrote:

I have grown this Iris for many years, It is low growing and has white blossoms with a touch of yellow. It multiplies readily and I frequently give some to others. It requires no special care, thrives in our hot summer, blooms in mid spring. Does not like a lot of water.
I was told this plant was grown in the roof thatch in the orient and its rizome used in womens cosmetics.
I garden in Eastern Ndorth Carolina.

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