This plant has no fragrance
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Large Wild Iris Overview
This hardy indigenous clump forming plant is spectacular in mass plantings but is also useful as a filler in mixed plantings. The beautiful orchid like flowers appear in profusion in spring to summer, making a spectacular display. This plant needs very little care, but will benefit from being planted in composted soil in a sunny or semi-shaded position. This is a common feature plant. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal.
Common problems with Large Wild Iris
How to harvest Large Wild Iris
Seed pods can be collected in winter and stored in a paper bag for sowing in spring.
How to propagate Large Wild Iris
Sow seeds in situ in early spring. Keep moist and transplant as soon as big enough to handle.
Divide clumps in early spring or autumn and replant. They will recover quickly.
Special features of Large Wild Iris
Attracts useful insects
Including beetles and bees
Birds are attracted to the insects that frequently visit this plant.
Flowers are white, with yellow and blue markings. These last only for a day or two and are therefore not recommended for the vase.
Other uses of Large Wild Iris
Hardy indigenous plant often used in industrial landscaping areas like shopping malls.