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Iris setosa var. arctica
Dwarf Arctic Iris
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Zone 2 to Zone 9
Plant Shapes: Tuft
1.289.300

This is a short, grassy leaved Iris species, native to Siberia and Alaska. It forms a low tuft of bright green, sword-shaped leaves. Loads of small three-petalled flowers appear in late spring, lavender-blue with silvery-white veining. Very cold tolerant. A good choice for edging or in the sunny rock garden. Also effective when mass planted as a sort of groundcover. Prefers a soil that does not dry out. Easily divided in early autumn. CAUTION: Harmful if eaten.


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Conditions     Appearance    
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
  Partial Shade

Soil Type
  Loamy
  Sandy
  Clay

Soil pH
  Acid
  Alkaline
  Neutral

Soil Moisture
  Average
  Moist

Care Level
  Easy

Foot Traffic
  None

Rate of Spread
  Medium
Flower Colour
  Light Blue
  White

Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring

Foliage Color
  Deep Green

Plant Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Border
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Edging
  Poisonous/Toxic
  Wild Flower

Flower Head Size
  Medium

Height
   15-30 cm
   6-12 inches

Spread
   20-30 cm
   8-12 inches


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