Habitat: open sunny places
Soil: any good garden soil
Height: 60 cm
Flowering: mid summer
Width: 20 cm
This is the English iris, which comes from Spain and thereabouts, not to be confused with the Spanish iris. It comes from quite large bulbs, sending up long leaves, followed by a strong stem carrying several flowers, in many varieties of very intense colour. They are all easy to grow, ideal in a sunny place.Iris latifolia 'Isabella' is a variety in which the flowers are pale purple, with a narrow yellow stripe on the fall.
|Iris latifolia has the most intense, deep purple flowers, strikingly marked with yellow.|
|Iris latifolia 'King of the Blues' has dark purple flowers with yellow markings on the falls.|