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Iris setosa

Common name beach-head iris; Alaska flag
Family iridaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z2)
Flowers purple (spring)
Size 8"
Light part shade
Cultural notes prefers moist soil

Dwarf iris native to the northern reaches of North America, growing from a shallow rhizome. Flowers are fairly typical, with deep purple-blue veining over a white to light blue background with some yellow highlights.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '11 trade. Sandpapered to remove outer tan husk and scarify darker seeds. Baggy 70F (3w) - 35F (9w) - 70F (55%G, 3-10d)

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