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botanical name:
Iris 'Holden Clough'
Iris 'Holden Clough' © Deeproot Plant Base    view larger image
family:  Iridaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.80m
width: 0.30m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: spiky
leaf colour: green
flower colour: light brown
main season: Summer
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, wet/waterlogged soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 8
Beardless, rhizomatous, Laevigatae type iris. Arching, often evergreen grey-green leaves and branching stems each carry six to twelve flowers which have a yellow background colour heavily veined purple, giving a rich brown appearance.

Fertile, humus-rich, damp or wet, acid soil. Will thrive in a position at the edge of water. Full sun or part shade

By division of clumps.

other notes:
Discovered at the Holden Clough nursery, Lancashire, UK
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