Flowers in the winter...
Iris unguicularis is native to the Mediterranean basin and is commonly known as the Algerian iris. We love it for its simple, fragrant, lavender-blue winter flowers, which appear from November through to March.
Grow in the sun in poor soil, which is well-drained and neutral to alkaline. It is very effective in a gravel garden combined with Sedum, Nepeta or lavender.
Plant in a warm spot, but which is well sheltered in the winter, for instance, at the base of a wall. In the summer the rhizomes will mature and in the winter its delicate flowers will be protected from cold winds.
And a final thing! Remember to cut back the foliage in the autumn before the floral stems appear. This will produce a better effect.
Synonym: Iris stylosa
- 1 litre pot
- Hardiness zones : zone 8-10
- Height: 30 to 50cm
- Plant spacing: 40 cm
- Flower colour: mauve
- Flowering period: spring flowers
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