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.
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