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botanical name:
Iris reticulata
Iris reticulata © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Iridaceae
characteristics: perennial, scented/aromatic
height: 0.15m
width: 0.15m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bulb/corm
leaf colour: green
flower colour: blue
main season: Spring
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:
Early flowering dwarf, bulbous Iris, the rich blue flowers appearing from late winter onwards.

cultivation:
Well drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil in a sunny position. Should be kept quite dry during the summer dormant period.

propagation:
From seed, which will take about 5 years to flower, or bulbils, producing flowering plants in about 3 or 4 years.

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