Species Iris (Iris germanica 'Florentina') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Gerarde
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): collected about 1500
Classification: Species
Bloom Color Classification: Light blue

General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Flowers: Showy
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Pollinators: Various insects
Child plants: 2 child plants

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Comments:
Posted by zuzu (Northern California - Zone 9a) on Aug 6, 2013 10:44 PM

Iris florentina actually is a species rather than a cultivar, but this species is now a synonym for Iris germanica. It is so different from most of the other germanicas, however, that it is still commonly sold as Iris florentina, with 'Florentina" treated as a cultivar name.

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Plant Events from our members
dragonfetti On February 3, 2015 Potted up
Planted in Sunflower Garden; plant small but green.
dragonfetti On January 30, 2015 Obtained plant
From eBay; $2.97+3.00 shipping. Very small rhizomes maybe two inches tall and an inch around. But I wanted historics... will think that through next time. Seller irisreduce. will hydrate tonight.
evelyninthegarden On May 8, 2018 Bloomed
First year blooms.
UndyingLight On August 24, 2018 Obtained plant
Planted August 25th, 2018
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Monty's Blue Ridge Gardens by UndyingLight Dec 13, 2018 7:15 PM 169
2018 ........i got a box!!!😁😍 by shizen Nov 14, 2018 12:16 PM 1,446
Your Best Bloomers 2018 by urania1 Jun 10, 2018 9:03 PM 59
No Shows 2018 by urania1 Aug 21, 2018 2:27 PM 37
It started in Illinois! by crowrita1 Jul 18, 2018 4:05 AM 215
Bonnie's Bloomers 2018 by grannysgarden Jul 20, 2018 8:39 PM 1,455
Blooms 2018 by cliftoncat Dec 14, 2018 7:18 AM 2,840
"Goners" 2018 by William Oct 19, 2018 6:44 PM 590
I'm REALLY looking forward to this one!... by janwax Nov 21, 2018 10:00 PM 1,064
I need help with iris superstition by Anna88 Jul 22, 2017 1:59 PM 6
Iris Identification...can you help? by evelyninthegarden May 25, 2017 12:51 PM 2
THRIVE-ers by caitlinsgarden Jun 25, 2018 3:19 PM 44
I got a box!!! - 2017 by Dachsylady86 Apr 27, 2018 2:59 AM 1,414
Iris Guessing Game Round 6 by IrisLilli Mar 19, 2017 2:22 AM 61
Carolina Iris season 2017 - Let the blooms begin! by Lestv Feb 2, 2018 10:00 PM 1,503
Bloom Season 2017 by shizen Mar 29, 2018 1:09 PM 3,789
2017 orders by Lestv Sep 18, 2017 10:45 AM 1,756
Iris pallida by Mindy03 May 22, 2016 4:32 PM 13
Mulch Madness.... by Snork Jun 19, 2016 4:24 AM 124
SUPER FREAK - Chimeras and other oddities by enidcandles Dec 21, 2017 1:16 PM 227

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