Iris verna var. smalliana

Dwarf Iris

Iridaceae

Plant Specifics

Form:Flower
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Blue,purple
Fruit Color:
Phenology:Winter dormant
Noted for:Showy flowers

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Casual shade garden. It spreads, so eventually acts as a groundcover.
Propagation:
Availability:Friends, Seed
Light: Part Shade,  Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry)
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Loam, Sand
Soil pH:Acidic

Ecology

Wildlife:
Insects:
 

Attracts bees, esp. bumblebees.

Native Habitats:

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Comments

General Comments:Noted for fragrance.