A very striking dwarf Iris with large 4″ bright purple flowers.
This Iris will keep low whilst flowering venturing only slightly higher than 30cm with summer foliage. Flowering mainly in April-May these can sporadically flower through summer. Ideally grown in a sunny free draining soil with rhizomes visible on surface. Grown in an alpine rock garden, border or container this plant benefits from rhizome cutting/slicing to continue good flowering. To do this we recommend using a clean knife to cut up rhizomes into smaller segments every other year.
Common Name: Dwarf Iris / Crimean Iris
Life Cycle: perennial
Basic Colour: ( yellow )
Flower Colour: yellow
Natural Flowering: April – May
Winter Hardiness: Fully Hardy
Height with Flowers: 10cm
Soil Requirements: average / dry / well-drained / sandy
Soil ph: alkaline / neutral
Location: container / cottage garden / border / rock garden
Pruning: cut back after flowering (careful as more often there are two or more buds on each stem and flower in sequence)
Tolerates: drought tolerant / salt tolerant / deer resistance / rabbit resistance / shallow soil
Origin: Central Europe to Caucasus