Iris Variegata Hybrids Mix

Iris Variegata Hybrids Mix Seeds

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The variegata refers to the bicoloured blooms, rather than the foliage. This is a mix of various forms and colours of the species.

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Iris variegata hybrids are native to Central Europe, the Northern Balkans and Southern Russia. It is a perennial growing to 18-24 inches high. The variegata refers to the bicoloured blooms, rather than the foliage. This is a mix of various forms and colours of the species. The flowers are consisting of 3 sepals and 3 petals. The flowers are light yellow falls with dark stripes. It flowers in late Spring to early Summer. Dark green leaves with a wide white border. The striped green and cream evergreen foliage creates a wonderful display. 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. This plant is tolerant of a wide variety of soils but a rich soil is ideal. Once established this plant is drought tolerant but should be watered well when first planted. They will grow in any good garden soil as long as good drainage is provided. Grow in full sun to partial shade.
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Common name Hungarian Iris
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Species Iris variegata
Cultivar No
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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