Iris virginica shrevei - Wild Iris

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    Iris virginica shrevei - Wild Iris

    SKU: C14950

    $5.95

     

    Wild Iris occurs naturally in sunny marshes, wet prairies and savannas. Blooming in late spring, it grows well in a garden setting attaining two to three feet in height. Excellent for naturalizing moist soils alongside pond edges and streambanks, it usually grows in large patches that expand outward from rhizomes. Iris virginica shrevei prefers full sun to part shade and will not bloom well if it has more shade than sun. It grows best in moist soils that are not too heavy but it can tolerate some brief flooding early in the season and moderate dryness in late summer.

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      Blue
      Spring
      Sun to Pt Shade
      2' - 3'
      Sand to Clay
      Med to Moist
    Approx. 15 seeds per pack - 35 seeds per gram

    Attracts Butterflies & Hummingbirds!
    Deer Resistant!
    Makes Great Cut Flowers!

    All Wildflower Farm seeds are hardy through growing zone 3, organic and non-GMO.

    SEED GERMINATION INFO


    Indoors: Cold, moist stratification. Start at least 5 weeks before outdoor night temperatures are reliably in the 10 C (50 F) range. Mix the seed with a slightly moistened, sterile, soil-less growing mix. Put this in a labelled, sealed plastic bag and store in a refrigerator for one day. The next day place this in the freezer for one day. Repeat this for one week, alternating between the fridge and the freezer. After stratifying, plant seed 0.32 cm (1/8 inch) deep in pots. Keep moist but not soggy and very warm (21 C - 70 F). When seedlings are 5 cm (2 inches) tall or more, transplant into the garden spaced 30 cm (1 foot) apart.



    Outdoors: Scarify seed by rubbing between two sheets of sandpaper to scrape seed coat. Then plant seed 0.64 cm (1/4 inch) deep in a prepared seed bed in late fall so that the seed overwinters and germinates naturally in spring.

    Outdoors Alternative: In late fall through to mid-winter fill plastic pots with a slightly moistened, sterile, soil-less growing mix. Scarify seed by rubbing between two sheets of sandpaper to scrape seed coat. Then plant seed 0.64 cm (1/4 inch) deep in pots and label the pots. Place them outdoors in an area where they will experience the snow and cold of winter. The seed will germinate in the pots in spring as the weather warms up. Be sure to water the pots regularly in spring and once the plants are 5 cm (2 inches) tall, transplant them into your garden.