Iris graminea

Iris graminea

Habitat:
The plant has few requirements: sun to partial shade, drought is fine, but moisture is better.

Description and Distribution:
North east Spain, central and south east Europe, particularly Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey and the region of Crimea. Quite compact Iris from the spuria group with fairly narrow leaves, which therefore appears to be broad grass. The flowers are a combination of violet, blue, white and yellow.  Hint of a plumb scent.

Background:
Most records point to this species being cultivated in the Cambridge Botanic Garden as early as 1733. The name ‘graminea’ refers to the grass-like leaves.

Availability:
From our nursery

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January 23, 2018