Beach-head Iris

Botanical Name: Iris setosa

Height: about 40 cm

Season of bloom: June.

Growing Conditions: Full sun. Lean garden soil, not too dry.

Wildlife benefits: Wild Iris are visited by hummingbirds and large bees.

From Ottawa Valley or eastern Ontario sources: No. Native to the east coast. Our seed originally collected in Nova Scotia.

Remarks: Very like Blue Flag Iris but shorter and less tolerant of shade.

Similar species: Blue Flag Iris,  Dwarf Arctic Iris

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