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botanical name:
Iris foetidissima
Iris foetidissima © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Gladwyn Iris
family:  Iridaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen, scented/aromatic
height: 0.75m
width: 0.45m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: spiky
leaf colour: green
flower colour: mauve
fruit colour: orange
main season: Autumn
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun, part shade, shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
description:
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.

cultivation:
Moist, well drained soil in sun or shade. Will tolerate poor, dry soil and grow in difficult shady locations where few other plants survive.

propagation:
Lift and divide clumps in spring. Keep well watered until established. Also from seed.

usage:



other notes:
Native to Europe, including Britain.

RHS AGM

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