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Iris Snake Lily -- 40/60cm, 5lt

Iris Snake Lily -- 40/60cm, 5lt

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Iris is a rhizomatous or bulbous herbaceous perennial with narrow, strap-like, emerald green leaves and long, slender stems with beautiful, showy flowers. Flower head consists of 3 large spreading or pendant petals, and 3 smaller, erect, standard petals. Colours vary from violet and purple, to orange and red, to yellow and white, even black. Blooming time is usually in spring or summer, sometimes in autumn. It is best to grow iris in rich, fertile, medium moisture, neutral to slightly alkaline, well-drained soils, in full sun. It can tolerate partial shade but best flowering is achieved in full sun. All irises need at least 6 hours of full sun. Some varieties can grow in wet and marshy areas, even in standing water. Rhizomatous types need to be divided and replanted every 2-5 years. Generally, disease-free. Iris is a beautiful and very popular plant, perfect for beds and borders, banks and slopes, or pots and containers. Great for cottage, coastal, and urban gardens.
  • Common Name

    Snake Lily, Water Flag

  • Family


  • Type

    deciduous perennials

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    Europe, Asia

  • Flower

    long, slender stems with beautiful, showy flowers

  • Foliage

    narrow, strap-like, emerald green leaves

  • Maturation period

    2-5 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit


Preferred Location


East–facing or South–facing or West–facing, exposed or sheltered

Soil Type

acid, alkaline, neutral, full sun

Soil moisture


Growing Period




spring, summer, autumn



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