A lovely dwarf form of Iris, producing stunning deep purple-blue flowers from late spring into summer. Grey-green foliage. Ideal for a rockery, container or gravel garden.
Height and Spread: 20cm x 30cm
Common name: Bristle-pointed Iris.
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 Iris root was important in perfumery. Irises grow in a variety of habitats, some in baking hot sun and others in water.
This alpine plant may be supplied in a 7cm or 9cm pot, depending on the time of year.
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