Habitat: sun or part shade
Soil: any good garden soil, moist
Height: 20 cm
Width: 15 cm
These are much sought-after irises, which perform best in a warm, dry site, such as very close to a south-facing wall. Here the fragrant flowers will open in succession through the darkest days of winter until well into spring. They can be picked and brought into the house, where their scent will fill a warm room.
|Iris unguicularis subsp. cretensis has large flowers, coloured lavender, with yellow streaks on the falls.|