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Iris unguicularis 'Peloponnese Snow' (Algerian iris 'Peloponnese Snow')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.2m
Max height
0.6m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Iris unguicularis 'Peloponnese Snow'

Other names

Algerian iris 'Peloponnese Snow'

Genus

Iris Iris

Variety or Cultivar

'Peloponnese Snow' _ 'Peloponnese Snow' is a vigorous, rhizomatous, evergreen perennial with narrowly sword-shaped, slightly twisted, dark green leaves and, in late winter, early spring, and occasionally in late autumn, white flowers with small, upright standards and larger, purple-veined falls with a yellow central band.


Iris unguicularis 'Peloponnese Snow' is: Evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers have soft fragrance.

Habit

Compact, Erect

Toxicity

Ingestion may cause severe discomfort.

Flower

White, Veined, Flushed purple in Spring; White, Veined, Flushed purple in Winter

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails Slugs , Snails

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Iris unguicularis 'Peloponnese Snow' (Algerian iris 'Peloponnese Snow') will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Wallside and trellises, Coastal, City

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil in full sun. Best planted at the base of a sunny wall. Occasionally blooms again in autumn.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Iris unguicularis 'Peloponnese Snow'

Other names

Algerian iris 'Peloponnese Snow'

Genus

Iris Iris

Variety or Cultivar

'Peloponnese Snow' _ 'Peloponnese Snow' is a vigorous, rhizomatous, evergreen perennial with narrowly sword-shaped, slightly twisted, dark green leaves and, in late winter, early spring, and occasionally in late autumn, white flowers with small, upright standards and larger, purple-veined falls with a yellow central band.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers have soft fragrance.

Habit

Compact, Erect

Toxicity

Ingestion may cause severe discomfort.


Colour

Flower

White, Veined, Flushed purple in Spring; White, Veined, Flushed purple in Winter

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Iris unguicularis 'Peloponnese Snow' (Algerian iris 'Peloponnese Snow') will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Wallside and trellises, Coastal, City

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil in full sun. Best planted at the base of a sunny wall. Occasionally blooms again in autumn.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

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