Joy Creek Nursery

041-102D4   Iris lazica  

Iris lazica
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Although it is allied to the winter-blooming Iris unguicularis, in our experience, Iris lazica comes into bloom later, often not until mid-February. Its evergreen foliage has more substance and is broader than that of its relation and its flowers seem a bit larger. The flowers are tucked within the leaves and so their color is only glimpsed. This is a pleasing sight on a chilly winter's day. Up close, the falls of the flowers are white at their bases and are streaked in lavender. There is a yellow blaze in the center of this area. The falls become more densely streaked and lavender near their recurved tips. The standards are mostly lavender. We grow Iris lazica in full sun but some gardeners report that its foliage does best with some light shade.

January to April.  12-14 in x 14 in.

Lavender flowers

Sun, Part Shade     Zones 7, 8, 9, 10

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
(503) 543-7474    (503) 543-6933 (FAX)