Iris aphylla subsp. hungarica

Iris aphylla subsp. hungarica

Full sun in well drained soil.

Description and Distribution:
Iris aphylla is a rhizomatous, bearded iris growing to a height of 40cm and producing grey-green leaves and branched stems bearing 1-5 purple or blue-violet flowers with yellow-tipped white beards in spring. It is native to Hungary.

Recognition of this subspecies mainly comes from eastern European botanists and strangely the RHS.  Others argue that it is to be expected that a species found across a broad geographical area will inevitably produce local variations. Hopefully genetic testing will sort it out.

From our nursery.


Posted on

January 23, 2018