Iris verna var. smalliana

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Dwarf Iris


Plant Specifics

Size:to 1 ft tall by to 0.5 ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Blue,purple
Phenology:Winter dormant
Noted for:Showy flowers


Recommended Uses:Casual shade garden. It spreads, so eventually acts as a groundcover.
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



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


General Comments:Noted for fragrance.