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Iris cretensis

Winter Blooming Iris

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Item #: 4416

Zones: 7a to 9b

Dormancy: Evergreen

Height: 6" tall

Culture: Sun to Light Shade

Origin: Greece, Turkey

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

(syn: Iris unguicularis var. angustifolia) Here is a rare opportunity to obtain the dwarf narrow-leaf form of the wonderful winter-flowering Algerian iris. This Jim and Jenny Archibald collection of Iris cretensis is from Lakonia, Greece, south of Areopoli. This population of plants produces short, narrow, grass-like foliage and flowers that open well above the leaves. The deer-resistant clumps are topped from late winter through spring with deep violet flowers...perfect for a special place in the rock garden.