Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Classification: Species
Registered Height: 12-36 inches (30-90 cm)

General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Underground structures: Rhizome
Resistances: Tolerates dry shade
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Bees

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Common names
  • Species Iris
  • Iris
  • Stinking Gladwyn
  • Stinking Gladwin
  • Stinking Iris
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Iris foetidissima
  • Synonym: Iris foetida
Also sold as:
  • Iris 'Foetidissima'

Photo Gallery
Location: Oxfordshire, England
Date: 2017-11-03
Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UK
Date: 2021-10-10
Location: Invercargill, New Zealand
Date: 2023-12-24
Location: Oxfordshire, England
Date: 2017-10-06
Location: Russia, Krasnodar region, Novokubansk
Location: Russia, Krasnodar region, Novokubansk
Date: 2022-06-10

Date: 2018-06-04
stinking iris (doesn't stink)
Location: Botanical Garden Copenhagen
Date: 2016-12-04
Location: My Garden, UK
Date: 2021-06-09
Location: Aquitania (France)
Date: 2012-06-05
Location: my garden, Gent, Belgium
Date: 2007-10-29
Location: Oxfordshire, England
Date: 2019-06-21
Location: my garden, Gent, Belgium
Date: 2007-05-27
Location: Bretagne, France
Photo courtesy of Jymm, Wikimedia Commons
  • Uploaded by vic
Location: My garden in Gent, Belgium
Date: May 2007

Date: 2016-02-20
Iris foetidissima in February zone 8b

Date: c. 1869
illustration from 'English Botany', vol. 9, 1869
Location: My Garden, UK
Date: 2022-05-23

Date: c. 1950
photo from the 1950 catalog, Milliken Gardens, Arcadia, Californi
Location: my garden, Gent, Belgium
Date: 2008-05-28
Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UK
Date: 2020-06-07
Location: My garden in Gent, Belgium
Date: May 2007

Photo courtesy of Joy Creek Nursery
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Belsay Hall gardens, Northumberland, UK
Date: 2015-02-21

Date: 2013-06-18

Date: 2012-11-27
Evergreen foliage throughout the winter months.
Location: My garden in N E Pa. 
Date: 2015-06-15

Date: 2013-12-04
Location: my garden, Gent, Belgium
Date: 2007-11-12
beautiful addition to autumn colours with its red berries :-)

Photo courtesy of: Jose Vicente Ferrandez
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