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...
Iris graeberiana

Iris graeberiana

Habitat: Best in a trough or rockery and given protection from from excess summer rain. Description and Distribution: Approximately 20cm tall as flowering starts, extending to twice this. Leaves are lustrous green above, greyish beneath with a whitish edge. Flowers...
Iris forrestii

Iris forrestii

Habitat: Grow in sun to part shade in moderately fertile, moist soil. Description and distribution: Forrest’s Iris, Iris forrestii grows to 40cm tall and has mildly scented, yellow flowers with purple-brown veins in spring.  Does best in our garden when grown in...
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....
Iris douglasiana

Iris douglasiana

Habitat: Grows in a variety of acid to neutral soils in full sun or part shade Description and Distribution: An evergreen perennial to 70cm tall, with narrow, dark green leaves and usually branched stems bearing purple or lavender-blue flowers up to 10cm wide in late...
Iris delavayi

Iris delavayi

Habitat: Moist soils in full sun. Description and Distribution: From Western Yunnan and South West Sichuan. Plant forming large clumps. Leaves to 90cm, flowering stems taller at 1.5m. Background: This plant for named for French missionary and plant collector Pere Jean...
Iris clarkei

Iris clarkei

Habitat: Moist soil in full sun. Description and Distribution: Xizang, W Yunnan, Bhutan, NE India, Myanmar, Nepal and Sikkim. A species that grows between 40 and 60cm in height. It has grey-green leaves, long and thin green stem and violet, to dark blue, to blue or...
Iris chrysographes

Iris chrysographes

Habitat: Full sun or slight shade in a fertile moist and humus rich soil with adequate ongoing moisture. Description and Distribution: It is native to Southern China (Sichuan and Yunnan) and Northern Myanmar. A striking species and the closest that any Iris comes to...
Iris bulleyana

Iris bulleyana

Habitat: Best grown in moist soils and in full sun. Description and Distribution: Southern China provinces of Yunnan and Sichuan and northern Myanmar. Falls cream with bright purple veins and blotches; standards lilac. Flowering occurs in early summer. Background: The...
Iris bucharica

Iris bucharica

Habitat: Most references indicate it is best grown in full sun. However for us, we positioned it in light shade under the branches of a birch.  It grows in slightly alkaline soil that has good drainage. Description and Distribution: Iris bucharica is named after the...
Iris bracteata

Iris bracteata

Habitat: Partial shade in well-drained moist to semi dry soil. Description and Distribution: Native to a small region in Southwestern Oregon and Northern California. Upright stem sprouting from small rhizomes with few roots and forming small compact clumps. The basal...
Iris attica (blue and yellow forms)

Iris attica (blue and yellow forms)

Habitat: Full sun in well drained acidic soil. Description and Distribution: From Greece, Yugoslavia, and Turkey. A dwarf species also stemless with plants rarely reaching more than 10-12cm in height. Flowers are single and occuring in early summer. Being...
Iris atropurpurea

Iris atropurpurea

Habitat: Sandy loam soils in full sun Description and Distribution: On the Mediterranean coastal plains in Israel. Stems 20cm high. Flowers are solitary; purplish black falls with a distinct yellow spot. Beard yellowish. Flowers in late spring. Availability: Display...
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...