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Iris setosa var. arctica
Iris setosa var. arctica
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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.

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Iris setosa var. arctica

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Light Blue
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Wild Flower
   15-30 cm
   6-12 inches
   20-30 cm
   8-12 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate