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Iris ‘Florentina’
Iris ‘Florentina’
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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
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Light Blue
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Light Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
   60-75 cm
   23-29 inches
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.