Iris foetidissima Californica

Iris foetidissima Californica

Stinking Gladwyn, Stinking Iris

5 of these germinated in the coldframe this spring! Seed was collected from both Montalvo and Hakone, still many of them left to germinate this winter! Will plant these in the forest when more mature. This winter they are pampered in the greenhouse ..

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris)
Species: foetidissima (fet-uh-DISS-ih-muh)

Class:
Species

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow
Purple

Bloom Time:
Late Midseason (MLa)

Foliage:
Evergreen
Aromatic
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

About the Author

Maria

Maria is currently growing everything from seed that she can lay her hands on. Also playing with colours and textures to fulfill her garden desires...