Iris histrioides Bulbs Katharine Hodgkin
Details4" tall. Early spring blooming. A wonderfully different cultivar enjoyed for its unusually colored flowers. The standards (upright petals) are blue and white striped, while the falls (downward petals) are blotched with white, yellow and gray. Very distinctive!
|Common Name||Specie Iris|
|Botanical Name||Iris histrioides|
|Zones||3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Ships As||Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade|
|Flower Color||Yellow, Blue|
|Mature Height||4" tall|
|Bulb Size||6/+ cm|
|Bulb Spacing||6 bulbs per sq. ft.|
|Planting Depth||Plant 2-4" deep|
|Bloom Time||Early spring|
|Plant Type - Bulb||Perennial|
|Amount of Rain||10 to 20", 30 to 40"|
|Advantages||Deer Resistant, Easy to grow, Good for Cut Flowers|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones
To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
- If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
- If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).
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