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botanical name:
Iris lazica
Iris lazica © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Lazistan Iris
synonyms:  Iris unguicularis ssp. lazica
family:  Iridaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen
height: 0.30m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: green
flower colour: violet
main season: Winter
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-alkaline
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 9 to 9
description:
Rhizomatous perennial with evergreen fans of strappy arching leaves. Beardless lavender blue to violet-purple flowers, white and yellow at the petal bases with purple veining. The flowers are mostly produced in early spring but can bloom anytime between autumn and spring.

cultivation:
Best in dappled part shade and moist, well-drained soil in a position sheltered from hard frosts.
The rhizomes should be left partly exposed when re-planting.

propagation:
From seed or by division of rhizome clumps.

usage:
Better suited to damper and shadier positions than Iris unguicularis.

other notes:
Native to Eastern Turkey and Georgia.
Closely related to Iris unguicularis

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