Orris Root (Bearded Iris) (Iris florentina)

Orris Root (Bearded Iris)

Scientific Name: Iris florentina
Common Name: Orris root (bearded Iris)
Description of facts and concepts: More widely recognized as bearded iris. Once dried, the root has a violet-like scent and has historically been used to scent perfumes and potpourris.
Seed or division information: Lift rhizomes and cut apart in July
Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): May W2
Garden Name: Sunny Garden
Color of Flower: White
Height: 18″
Spread: 24″
Family: Iris
Soil Type: Base to Acidic Sandy neutral loam
Soil: Dry to Wet Medium to dry
Light: Sun to Shade Full sun
Zone 4-10 Zones 3-8

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