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Iris chrysographes

Iris

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Iris chrysographes
  • Common name: Iris
  • Family: Iridaceae
  • Plant Type: Bog, Bulb, Marginal, Perennial, Pond, Evergreen
Flower colour:

Black

Foliage colour:

Green

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

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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.

How to grow Iris chrysographes

  • Plant size

    45cm height

    20cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / boggy / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Iris chrysographes and wildlife

Iris chrysographes is known for attracting bees. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Iris chrysographes poisonous?

Iris chrysographes can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to People

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

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