Iris Setosa Seeds

Iris Setosa Seeds

It is in flower in June, and the seeds ripen in August.
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100 Iris Setosa Seeds
500 Iris Setosa Seeds
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Iris Setosa
Iris setosa, the Arctic Iris, is native to the northern parts of North American and into Asia. It is a perennial growing to 0.6 meter by 1 meter. The flowers are consisting of 3 sepals and 3 petals. The blue flowers have darker veins. They are borned on a small erect stem, about 18 inches high. It is in flower in June, and the seeds ripen in August. The flowers are hermaphrodite, have both male and female organs. The plant is self-fertile. Smooth-textured green leaves, 30 to 60 cm high, and 1.5 to 2.5 cm wide. The plant spreads by means of its modified stems, rhizomes, which are located below the soil surface. Hardiness zones 2-8, (-43øC/-45øF, -10øC/15øF) in Winter. Requires a cold dormant period in Winter, does not do well in warm climates. The plant prefers light sandy and medium loamy well-drained soils. The plant prefers acid and neutral soils. It requires moist or wet soil and dislikes dry soils. It can grow in semi-shade or no shade.
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Common name Iris
Species Iris setosa
Germination First, you can scarify the seeds to try to speed up germination. For faster germination, soak the seeds in slightly hot water for 24-48 hours, followed by 3 months cold stratification before sowing, 1/4 inch deep, in your soil. Keep damp soil, not soaking wet. Keep pot in warm situation 20øC/68øF. Germination usually takes several months. It can be more, depending on their degree of unbroken dormancy, don't give up.
Scarification / Stratification Seed coats may be so hard that they are impermeable to water. They need to be scratched or broken using a knife or sandpaper, in order to germinate. Chip the seeds with a sharp knife or make a few swipes with a sharp edged file or use sandpaper to allow moisture being more readily absorbed.
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