Iris foetidissima

Iris foetidissima

Habitat:
This evergreen iris loves moderate shade but also does well in considerable sunlight.

Description and Distribution:
It grows to around 80cn tall, with large evergreen sabre-like leaves that simply never fade away in the manner of the vast majority of irises. Flowers are a dull purple but it comes into its own in autumn when its large seedpods split open to reveal rows of orange-red seeds that remain well into winter.

Western Europe, including Britain, from France south and east to N. Africa, Italy and Greece.

Availability:
From our nursery

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Posted on

January 23, 2018