Botanical name: Iris hookeri
Other names: Hooker's blue flag, Beach-head iris, Iris setosa subsp. canadensis, Iris canadensis, Iris setosa 'Hookeri', Iris setosa dwarf, Iris setosa var. nana
Species: I. hookeri - I. hookeri is a compact, clump-forming, somewhat variable, rhizomatous perennial with sword-shaped, mid- to grey-green leaves and, in mid- to late spring, or in early summer, upright stems bearing flowers with small standards and veined, often white-centred, violet-blue to purple falls.
Iris hookeri is: Deciduous
Flower: Violet in Spring; Violet in Summer
Foliage: Grey-green in Spring; Grey-green in Summer; Grey-green in Autumn
Habit: Clump-forming, Compact, Upright
Toxicity: Ingestion may cause severe discomfort.
Pruning: Cut down spent flower stems. Remove dead foliage in autumn.. REGISTER to read more...
Propagation: Divide rhizomes from midsummer to early autumn.. REGISTER to read more...
Propagation methods: Division. REGISTER to read more...
Iris hookeri (Hooker's blue flag) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.2m after 2-5 years.
Suggested uses: Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Roof terrace, Wallside and trellises
Cultivation: Grow in moist, neutral to acid soil in full sun. Best planted in late summer and early autumn. Naturally occurs in salt spray zones. Flowers earlier in warmer climates. Divide and replant every three years.
Soil type: Loamy, Sandy
Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive
Soil pH: Acid, Neutral
Light: Full Sun
Aspect: South, East
Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered
Hardiness: Hardy (H4)
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