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Iris lazica (Lazistan Iris)

Lazistan Iris, Iris unguicularis ssp. lazica


Thriving in light shade, Iris lazica (Lazistan Iris) is an evergreen perennial with lavender-blue flowers, up to 3 in. across (8 cm), adorned with delicate marking on each fall. Blooming in early spring, freely and regularly, the blossoms resemble those of the other winter-blooming, Iris unguicularis, to which Lazistan Iris is closely akin. This rhizomatous perennial forms attractive foliage clumps of arching glossy green leaves, that are broader than those of I. unguicularis. Easy to grow at the edge of the border and around deciduous shrubs.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.
  • Grows up to 12-24 in. tall (30-60 cm) and 24 in. wide (30-60 cm).
  • Performs best in light shade in moist, neutral to alkaline, well-drained soils.
  • A welcomed addition to beds and borders, wall-side borders, coastal gardens, city gardens and cottage gardens.
  • Deer resistant.
  • No serious insect or disease issues but watch for slugs, snails and thrips.
  • Remove any dying foliage in autumn, old flower stems can be cut down after flowering.
  • Propagate by division of rhizomes from midsummer to early autumn
  • Ingestion may cause severe discomfort.
  • Native from Turkey to Transcaucasus

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Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 10
Heat Zones 7 – 10
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Iris - Other
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" – 24" (45cm – 60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 10
Heat Zones 7 – 10
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Iris - Other
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" – 24" (45cm – 60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage

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