Iris Pseudacorus Seeds -Yellow Flag

Iris Pseudacorus Seeds (Yellow Flag, Pale Yellow Iris Seeds)

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Iris pseudacorus is flowering in early Spring in the South (Florida) and in Summer in the North (Canada).

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Iris pseudacorus, also named the Yellow Flag and Pale Yellow Iris, is native to Europe, North Africa and the Mediterranean region. Iris pseudacorus is a perennial reaching 2-3 feet tall. The slender branching stems, as long as the leaves, bear 3-5 pale to deep yellow flowers 4 inches across. The flowers have 3 large downward-spreading sepals and 3 smaller erect petals; on each flower sepal are patterns of delicate light-brownish to purple veins or flecks. Iris pseudacorus is flowering in early Spring in the South (Florida) and in Summer in the North (Canada). It is a tall plant with long, dark green, flattened, sword-like leaves, arising in a fan from the soil. Its leaves sometimes die back over Winter, but persist if Winters are mild. Fruit a capsule, seed pod, large to 4-8 cm, glossy green. 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. A very adaptive species, it is tolerant of dry soils, where it will be shorter; although it is a water-loving species that grows best in wet areas and full sun. This Iris likes acid conditions.
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Common name Yellow Flag
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Species Iris pseudacorus
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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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