A rarely offered Iris from Russia. Short at only 10cm, and preferring Well-Drained to dry soil, it's ideal for a container or rockery. Bright yellow flowers in spring.
Native to Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Ukraine, and Russia but is currently on The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species as there are declines everywhere as evidenced in the species being marked as threatened in several national red list.
Iris: Named after the goddess of the rainbow, probably because of the variety of brilliant flower colours. Irises were traditionally a symbol of power and much used in heraldry, being the symbol of the kings of France. They had a variety of medicinal uses, and orris root was important in perfumary. Irises grow in a variety of habitats, some in baking hot sun and others in water.
Image: HermannSchachner [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons