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botanical name:
Iris 'George'
Iris 'George' © Deeproot Plant Base
synonyms:  Iris histroides 'George'
family:  Iridaceae
characteristics: perennial, scented/aromatic
height: 0.20m
width: 0.20m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bulb/corm
leaf colour: green
flower colour: purple
main season: Spring
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-alkaline
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
description:
Early flowering dwarf, bulbous reticulata Iris. Relatively large rich purple flowers with very dark purple falls marked yellow and white, late winter and early spring.

cultivation:
Well drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil in a sunny position. Should be kept quite dry during the summer dormant period.

propagation:
From bulbils, which will produce flowering plants in about 3 or 4 years.

other notes:
Raised by William van Eeden, Noordwijk, Holland. Named after George Rodionenko, director of the Komarov Botanical Institute of St. Petersburg.
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