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Iris foetidissima


Scarlet-berry Iris

USDA Zone: 6-9

Plant number: 1.289.500


Also known as the Stinking Iris, because of the offensive odor given off from the bruised leaves. This is grown for the showy seed heads, with berries that turn scarlet in fall, and are excellent for using in fresh or dried arrangements. The flowers of this plant are small, light purple, and fairly insignificant. Evergreen. Well worth growing for its outstanding autumn display, especially showy in mixed containers or as an edging. A tough plant, tolerant of dry shade once established. Clumps are easily divided in fall or early spring. CAUTION: Harmful if eaten.

Further details for
Iris foetidissima

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Mauve/Lilac
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Dried Flower
  Edging
  Rabbit Resistant
  Evergreen
  Massed
  Poisonous/Toxic
  Woodland
Flower Head Size
  Medium
Height
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
Spread
   30-45 cm
   12-18 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 foetidissima


Scarlet-berry Iris

USDA Zone: 6-9

Plant number: 1.289.500


Also known as the Stinking Iris, because of the offensive odor given off from the bruised leaves. This is grown for the showy seed heads, with berries that turn scarlet in fall, and are excellent for using in fresh or dried arrangements. The flowers of this plant are small, light purple, and fairly insignificant. Evergreen. Well worth growing for its outstanding autumn display, especially showy in mixed containers or as an edging. A tough plant, tolerant of dry shade once established. Clumps are easily divided in fall or early spring. CAUTION: Harmful if eaten.

Further details for
Iris foetidissima

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Mauve/Lilac
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Dried Flower
  Edging
  Rabbit Resistant
  Evergreen
  Massed
  Poisonous/Toxic
  Woodland
Flower Head Size
  Medium
Height
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
Spread
   30-45 cm
   12-18 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.