Joy Creek Nursery

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Iris sogdiana
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Raised from seed we purchased from plantsman Josef Halda after one of his expeditions to the Altai Mountains, Iris sogdiana has proven to be a garden-worthy plant. It is found in a broad area extending from China to Pakistan and west to Afghanistan and Russia. Sword-like leaves are broad and well-veined. The flowering stems are shorter than the leaves. They contain three sets of bracts each with two flowers within. The upright standards which are violet in color are shorter than the falls which extend outward not downward. The falls are contracted at their centers and have a blaze of yellow before they expand into spoon-like tips which are veined in violet. The long hasps are yellow and violet.

June.  10-14 in. x creeping

Violet flowers

Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
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