fern culture - Stinking Iris - Iris Foetidissima In 9Cm Pot, Wildflower
Iris foetidissima has medicinal uses
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 fairly small, light purple.
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 and tolerant of clay. This iris has the constitution of an ox and the ability to grow just about anywhere. There is another bonus - it is extremely variable, both in the colour of its flowers and seeds, and naturally crosses to produce beautiful babies.
Position: full sun / part shade Soil: Well drained, Normal/sand/clay Hardy
Eventual Height: 60cm Eventual Spread: 45cm
Shelf Life: 3 Years