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Iris setosa var. arctica


Dwarf Arctic Iris

USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 1.289.300


This is a short, grassy leaved Iris species, native to Siberia and Alaska. It forms a low tuft of bright green, sword-shaped leaves. Loads of small three-petalled flowers appear in late spring, lavender-blue with silvery-white veining. Very cold tolerant. A good choice for edging or in the sunny rock garden. Also effective when mass planted as a sort of groundcover. Prefers a soil that does not dry out. Easily divided in early autumn. CAUTION: Harmful if eaten.

Further details for
Iris setosa var. arctica

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
  Light Blue
  White
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Edging
  Rabbit Resistant
  Poisonous/Toxic
  Wild Flower
Flower Head Size
  Medium
Height
   15-30 cm
   6-12 inches
Spread
   20-30 cm
   8-12 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium













Iris setosa var. arctica


Dwarf Arctic Iris

USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 1.289.300


This is a short, grassy leaved Iris species, native to Siberia and Alaska. It forms a low tuft of bright green, sword-shaped leaves. Loads of small three-petalled flowers appear in late spring, lavender-blue with silvery-white veining. Very cold tolerant. A good choice for edging or in the sunny rock garden. Also effective when mass planted as a sort of groundcover. Prefers a soil that does not dry out. Easily divided in early autumn. CAUTION: Harmful if eaten.

Further details for
Iris setosa var. arctica

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
  Light Blue
  White
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Edging
  Rabbit Resistant
  Poisonous/Toxic
  Wild Flower
Flower Head Size
  Medium
Height
   15-30 cm
   6-12 inches
Spread
   20-30 cm
   8-12 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium