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Iris foetidissima
Common Name: Gladwyn Iris Family: Iridaceae (The Iris Family)

Iris foetidissima

An evergreen beauty that tolerates the shade even under cedars as long as it gets a bit of moisture. Excellent green spikes and a display of scarlet fruit in autumn and winter. Excellent for flower arrangements.


Geogrpahical Origin:
Europe and Western Russia
Native Habitat:
Open woods, hedgebanks and shady places, usually on calcareous soils. It is often also found on sea cliffs.

ClassEvergreen  Primary Bloom ColourPurple 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height12-24'  Bloom TimeSummer - Fall 
Spread12-24'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureFull - Part Sun Sun Part Sun Part Shade  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureMoist  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone6-9  BerriesYes 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Geranium macrorhizum "'Bevan's Variety'"
Geranium cinereum "'Purple Pillow'"
Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae

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