Algerian Iris

Iris unguicularis

Algerian Winter Iris , Winter Iris

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This is a vigorous, clump-forming evergreen perennial growing from rhizomes. It has upright, dark grey-green leaves and, in late winter and early spring it produces fragrant lavender flowers with veined yellow-marked falls.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Spring, Winter

Fruiting time

Summer, Autumn

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Division

Divide rhizomes in midsummer to early autumn.

Special features

Origin

Greece, Europe

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Chalk, Clay, Loam, Compost, Sand

Soil PH preference

Alkaline, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Half-Hardy

Personality

Family

Iridaceae

Flower colour

Purple, Yellow, White

Scent

Mild

Problems

Can suffer attacks from slugs & snails but generally disease free
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