Iris aphylla subsp. hungarica

Iris aphylla subsp. hungarica

Habitat:
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.

Background:
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.

Availability:
From our nursery.

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January 23, 2018