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Hesperoxiphion peruvianum

Hesperoxiphion peruvianum
Promising bud in mid-October...
Hesperoxiphion peruvianum
...Followed a few days later by curious flowers
Hesperoxiphion peruvianum
Foliage of second-year plants, early May

Synonym(s) Cypella peruviana
Family iridaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers yellow
Light sun
Cultural notes well drained soil
From seed germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

Iris relative indigenous to Peru, with bright yellow flowers. Winter-dormant. We grew seedlings in winter of 2019, and had strong foliage return by late March of the following year. By late summer buds appeared, but I never spotted flowers that year. The following year the buds came later, in October, but this time I didn't miss the short-lived flowers.

Hesperoxiphion peruvianum
Flower buds arrived in mid-August 2020
Hesperoxiphion peruvianum
Developing seedhead
Hesperoxiphion peruvianum
Just re-emerging, early April

In our garden, this plant grows in the following areas: left fence border, foundation border, rock garden zone, front fence nursery area

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from NARGS '18/'19 exchange. Baggy 70F (90%G, 16-28d)

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