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botanical name:
Iris foetidissima var. citrina
Iris foetidissima var. citrina © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Gladwyn Iris
synonyms:  Iris foetidissima 'Citrina', Iris foetidissima chinensis
family:  Iridaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen, scented/aromatic
height: 0.75m
width: 0.45m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: spiky
leaf colour: green
flower colour: yellow
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: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
description:
Forms clumps of evergreen strappy leaves. Relatively large flowers from early summer, sombre greyish yellow flushed and veined with mauve-purple. Larger than normal seed pods with bright red-orange berries in autumn. The foliage is reputed to be less aromatic than the species.

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. A naturally occuring variation.

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