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Iris chrysographes

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Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour






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iris chrysographes

Plant details

Iris chrysographes produces small, delicate flowers in an intense purple-black. It's perfect for growing in a sunny, moist border or container, where is extravagent blooms can be fully appreciated. It makes an excellent cut flower. 

For best results grow Iris chrysographes in moist or boggy soil, or next to a pond, in full fun. Divide clumps every three to five years.

Family: Iridaceae

Genus: Iris

Species: chrysographes

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Black

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 45cm

Spread: 20cm

Time to divide plants: October to March

Flowering period: May to June

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