Danford Iris

Iris danfordiae (Reticulata Group)

Dwarf Iris

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A yellow Iris danfordiae flower in the wild
profile iconIris danfordiae 20040207-0835-01
by Keith Edkins (CC BY 2.5)
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Iris danfordiae (Reticulata Group) is a yellow-flowering species with an upright habit, in the Iris family, Iridaceae. It's a small, deciduous, bulbous perennial that produces attractive scented blooms early in spring. Typically grows to around 10cm tall, producing single, yellow flowers with brown-green speckles on the 6 petals. Foliage is narrow and short prior to flowering, leaves have 4 sides and elongate to a size of around 30cm long during flowering. Irises categorised in the Reticulata Group produce a characteristic fibrous net around their bulbs
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Planning

Flowering time

Spring

Propagation

Special features

Attractive flowers

Special features

Origin

Turkey, Asia.

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Chalk, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Neutral, Alkaline

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Personality

Family

Iridaceae

Flower colour

Yellow

Scent

Mild
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