Iris chrysographes

Iris chrysographes

Iris

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Iris chrysographes
  • Common name: Iris
  • Plant type: Perennial
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Evergreen

Height: 45cm

Spread: 20cm

Flower colour:
  • Black
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Flowers

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Iris chrysographes

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.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Front
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Acidic, Boggy

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Irritates skin, Purgative if ingested

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