Iris Bloudowii

Iris Bloudowii Seeds

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Iris bloudowii has very pretty, dark yellow blossoms with violet veins, 5 cm in diameter, from early Spring to late Autumn.

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Iris bloudowii preferred habitats are alpine meadows and fields. It is native to Asia. Plant gets to 20-30 cm tall. The flowers are consisting of 3 sepals and 3 petals. Iris bloudowii has very pretty, dark yellow blossoms with violet veins, 5 cm in diameter, from early Spring to late Autumn. The scape grows to about 4" tall and bears two terminal blossoms. The leaves are grayish green, sword-shaped, slightly curved and predominantly striped. The plant spreads by means of its modified stems, rhizomes, which are located below the soil surface. Hardiness zones 4-9, (-32°C/-25°F, -5°C/25°F) in Winter. Requires a semi-shaded site and moist and well-drained soil during the vegetative period. Very well suited to the rock garden, and for group planting.
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Common name Iris
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Species Iris bloudowii
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Therapeutic uses No
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 20°C/68°F. 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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