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Iris japonica - Blue Form

This popular flowering perennial is called in English fringed iris or crested iris. It usually has blue flowers with blue and orange marings, but this is a less common blue form, with magnificent throats speckled in blue, white, yellow and orange. It is a perfect choice for those shady spots of the garden where little else would flower.

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This popular flowering perennial is called in English fringed iris or crested iris. It usually has blue flowers with blue and orange marings, but this is  It is a perfect choice for those shady spots of the garden where little else would flower.

Iris japonica is native to China, in open forest edges and grasslands, at elevations from 500 to 800 m. The foliage, 20-30 cm long, is semi-glossy and forms fans without any visible stem. Thin rhizomes creep underground.

This plant thrives in typical Mediterranean climates, with little water in summer and poor rocky soil. It is a perfect choice for those shady spots of the garden where little else would flower.

Cultivation Protected
Plant origin Asia
Presentation Bare root
Max. Size 30cm-40cm
Botanical family Iridaceae
Light Medium
Minimum winter temperature -5 ºC to 5 ºC
Flowering Season Spring
Plant type Herbaceous
Care Pot