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botanical name:
Iris 'Katherine Hodgkin'
Iris 'Katherine Hodgkin' © Deeproot Plant Base
synonyms:  Iris histrioides 'Katherine Hodgkin'
family:  Iridaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.12m
width: 0.10m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: bulb/corm
leaf colour: green
flower colour: light blue
main season: Winter
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 8
description:
A vigorous, bulbous, reticulata type hybrid. Delicately patterned pale greyish blue flowers with green and yellow markings on the falls, in late winter.

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.

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