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© Deeproot Plant Base
common name: Gladwyn Iris
perennial, evergreen, scented/aromatic
poisonous or irritant
full sun, part shade, shade
dry soil, moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
Forms clumps of evergreen strappy leaves. Produces rather insignificant flowers in summer, variable in colour but usually dull purple or mauve. Large capsules of showy, bright red-orange berries in autumn. The crushed leaves have an unpleasant smell.
Moist, well drained soil in sun or shade. Will tolerate poor, dry soil and grow in difficult shady locations where few other plants survive.
Lift and divide clumps in spring. Keep well watered until established. Also from seed.
Native to Europe, including Britain.