Dwarf Iris "danfordiae" Bulbs,,Fall Bulb, Now shipping !
Iris danfordiae is a bulbous perennial, in the species in the genus Iris, it is also in the subgenus of Hermodactyloides and section reticulatae. This species was introduced from Turkey in 1876 by Mrs C. G. Danford.
Scientific name: Iris danfordiae
Higher classification: Iris
Great for Bouquets
Deer Won't Eat
Excellent Cut Flowers
Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Soil needs to stay relatively dry in summer in order for the bulbs to set buds for the following year. Plant bulbs 3-4â deep and space 3-4â apart in fall. Bulbs tend to separate into offsets or bulblets after bloom (particularly when planted shallowly), with each new bulblet requiring several years to mature. Although bulbs can be dug and divided (offsets removed) after bloom, it is probably best to do this only if flowering has significantly declined. In order to insure consistent flowering from year to year, it is an option to plant supplemental bulbs each fall, or to grow this plant as an annual by planting new bulbs each fall.
Common Name: reticulated iris
Native Range: Northern and southern Turkey, northeastern Iraq, northern and western Iran, Russia
Zone: 5 to 9
Height: 0.25 to 0.50 feet
Spread: 0.25 to 0.25 feet
Bloom Time: March to April
Bloom Description: Bluish to dark purple with gold central stripe on the falls
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Flower: Showy, Fragrant, Good Cut
Tolerate: Deer, Drought, Black Walnut
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