Species Iris (Iris tectorum) in the Irises Database

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Classification: Species

General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Plant Height: 10 to 15 inches (25-35 cm)
Plant Spread: 12 to 18 inches (30-46cm)
Flowers: Showy
Bloom Size: 5"-6"
Flower Time: Spring
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Alpine Gardening
Uses: Will Naturalize
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Pollinators: Various insects


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Date: 2011-04-25
By xeronema
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Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, GaDate: 2018-04-03Blue Iris - Iris tectorum 002
By dawiz1753
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Location: Blaine TNDate: 2018-04-26
By pdermer1x
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Location: My garden in Warrenville, SCDate: 2019-04-22
By scflowers
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Photo courtesy of Iris City Gardens
By eclayne
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Courtesy Gardens in the Wood of Grassy Creek
By vic
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Location: IndianaDate: May 2012I. tectorum   (chinese roof iris)
By diggit
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Location: Durham, NCDate: 2017-04-09
By Lestv
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Date: 2009-04-21Photo courtesy of: Shimizusatsuki
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Date: 2009-04-21Photo courtesy of: Shimizusatsuki
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Plant Events from our members
aspenhill On July 20, 2019 Obtained plant
FSK Iris Society Sale - qty 1
aspenhill On May 16, 2015 Obtained plant
Green Spring Plant Sale (Putnam Hill Nursery) - qty 1
aspenhill On May 17, 2014 Obtained plant
Green Spring Plant Sale (PVC-NARCGS) - qty 1
piksihk On September 8, 2016 Transplanted
Moved to back border front of rose bush - closest to back gate
piksihk On November 12, 2015 Transplanted
piksihk On October 12, 2015 Potted up
piksihk On April 6, 2015 Bloomed
another bloom from same stalk
piksihk On April 2, 2015 Bloomed
received from swap - purple iris 2014
piksihk On June 1, 2014 Obtained plant
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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Iris identification, please by pdermer1x May 26, 2019 3:17 AM 9
Bonnie's Bloomers a.k.a. Fellowship of the Garden by grannysgarden Oct 14, 2019 10:04 PM 1,392
Caring for Japanese Iris by Tsuboniwa Oct 7, 2018 2:45 PM 9
What kind of iris? by pdermer1x May 2, 2018 10:21 PM 2
I got a box!!! - 2017 by Dachsylady86 Apr 27, 2018 2:59 AM 1,414
Bonnie's Bloomers 2017 by grannysgarden May 15, 2017 8:13 PM 978
Excited! Just ordered three plants by seaecho Sep 2, 2015 9:04 PM 36
A stroll through my garden... by gemini_sage Jul 8, 2015 4:03 PM 337
NOID iris by piksihk Apr 8, 2015 3:54 PM 9
What did you do in the Iris garden today? by Paul2032 Jan 26, 2020 9:39 PM 17,640

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