Iris Crocea

Iris Crocea Seeds

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Huge flowers ! It is an Iris with handsome upright long sword-like leaves up to 60-90 cm long.

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Iris crocea is said to have originated in Kashmir. The plant can reach 1 meter in height. The flowers are consisting of 3 sepals and 3 petals. Large deep golden yellow flowers, up to 12-18 cm in diameter, are borne on tall stems in June. It is an Iris with handsome upright long sword-like leaves up to 60-90 cm long. The plant spreads by means of its modified stems, rhizomes, which are located below the soil surface. Hardiness zones 3-9, (-37°C/-35°F, -5°C/25°F) in Winter. Iris crocea can grow in any good soil. It thrives well in heavy loam in a sunny position. Water regularly; do not overwater.
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Common name Golden Iris
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Species Iris crocea
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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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