Species Iris (Iris verna var. smalliana) in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Classification: Species
Bloom Color Classification: Violet
Fragrance: Slight

General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Very strongly acid (4.5 – 5.0)
Strongly acid (5.1 – 5.5)
Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Plant Height: 4 - 8 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Alpine Gardening
Resistances: Tolerates dry shade
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds: Dried (Seeds that are not freshly harvested) should be given a cold period outdoors or in the fridge to help break dormancy
Days to germinate: Seeds may take from several weeks to several years to germinate
Depth to plant seed: 1/8 - 1/4 inches
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil


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