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Iris ‘Florentina’


Florentine Iris

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.289.040


Also known as Orris Root. Of great historical importance, the root of this iris is still used today to produce the Orris powder used in potpourri and perfume making. Classified as an Intermediate Bearded Iris, this produces flowers in late spring in an unusual mother-of-pearl or soft grey-blue shade, with contrasting yellow beards. Choose a sunny position, with a well-drained, loamy soil. Bearded Iris are heavy feeders, so plan to fertilize in early spring, and again in late summer. Plants should be divided every 3 to 4 years, in August. Be on the watch for Iris borer. Excellent for cutting. An Intermediate Bearded Iris. CAUTION: Harmful if eaten.

Further details for
Iris ‘Florentina’

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Sandy
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Light Blue
  White
  Yellow
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Light Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Border
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Massed
  Poisonous/Toxic
  Specimen
Flower Head Size
  Large
Height
   60-75 cm
   23-29 inches
Spread
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.













Iris ‘Florentina’


Florentine Iris

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.289.040


Also known as Orris Root. Of great historical importance, the root of this iris is still used today to produce the Orris powder used in potpourri and perfume making. Classified as an Intermediate Bearded Iris, this produces flowers in late spring in an unusual mother-of-pearl or soft grey-blue shade, with contrasting yellow beards. Choose a sunny position, with a well-drained, loamy soil. Bearded Iris are heavy feeders, so plan to fertilize in early spring, and again in late summer. Plants should be divided every 3 to 4 years, in August. Be on the watch for Iris borer. Excellent for cutting. An Intermediate Bearded Iris. CAUTION: Harmful if eaten.

Further details for
Iris ‘Florentina’

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Sandy
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Light Blue
  White
  Yellow
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Light Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Border
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Massed
  Poisonous/Toxic
  Specimen
Flower Head Size
  Large
Height
   60-75 cm
   23-29 inches
Spread
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.