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Iris setosa
Common Name: Arctic Iris Family: Iridaceae (The Iris Family)

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Placed at the front of the border for easy admiration, this smaller iris has compact grassy foliage and good-sized lavender flowers with darker blue etchings. Very elegant.


Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia - China and Japan
North America
Native Habitat:
Wet peaty meadows, riversides and open woods, sometimes also in brackish bogs and shorelines.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourBlue 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom ColourPurple 
Height8-12'  Bloom TimeSpring - Summer 
Spread8-12'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureFull - Part Shade Sun Part Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Ajuga x tenorii "'Chocolate Chip'"
Alchemilla erythropoda
Geranium cinereum "'Lawrence Flatman'"

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