Species Iris (Iris suaveolens) in the Irises Database

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Iris suaveolens Accepted
Iris rubromarginata subsp. mellita Synonym
Iris rubromarginata Synonym
Iris mellita Synonym

Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Classification: Species
Registered Height: 5 inches (12 cm)
Bloom Season: Early
Fragrance: Sweet

General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Flowers: Showy
Suitable Locations: Alpine Gardening
Propagation: Other methods: Division


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Posted by valleylynn (Dallas, OR - Zone 8b) on Mar 25, 2016 5:08 PM

This is my second year (2016) with both the yellow and the purple form of this lovely little iris. The yellow one bloomed pretty much nonstop all summer and into fall, until killing frost. This is the first year for the purple form to bloom.
This year it is a solid mass of blooms starting the first part of March. Very tough and seems to be drought tolerant growing in sandy loam.
Evergreen, and suffered no damage from a very long and wet winter season.

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