Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Iris unguicularis 'Francis Wolseley'
Francis Wolseley Winter Blooming Iris
Item #: 6636
Zones: 6b to 9b, at least
Height: 20" tall
Origin: Mediterranean Europe
This splendid selection of winter flowering iris comes from our friend John Elsley, who got this from plantswoman extraordinaire Beth Chatto, who reportedly got it from Francis Wolseley's UK garden. In our trials, Iris unguicularis 'Francis Wolseley' has been a vigorous grower, topped from fall through March (NC) with an abundance of medium lavender flowers, each highlighted by a central tuxedo pattern of white with small purple flecks and a central stripe of yellow. We think you'll really enjoy this exceptional form of Iris unguicularis.
Leaf Color: Green
Bloom Time: Winter
Container Role: Thrillers
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