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Iris danfordiae

Botanical Name: Iris danfordiae (added by D. Kramb, 30-NOV-03)

Botanical Synonyms:

I. amasiana; I. bornmuelleri; I. crociformis (Will Plotner, 12-FEB-04)


Hermodactyloides (Will Plotner, 12-FEB-04)

Common Names:

Reticulata Irises (Will Plotner, 12-FEB-04)

Chromosome Count:

2n=18, 27, 28 (D. Kramb, 17-SEP-04)

General Description:

Yellow dotted green wuth orange crest (Will Plotner, 12-FEB-04)

Grows 3-4" tall with yellow flowers dotted green. Falls have a deep yellow or orange crest. (D. Kramb, 17-SEP-04)

Distinguishing Features:

Reticulated with barey visible standards (Will Plotner, 12-FEB-04)

Preferred Habitat:

Gravely slopes near coniferous woods (Will Plotner, 12-FEB-04)


Cold hearty, (Will Plotner, 12-FEB-04)

Native Range:

Central Turkish mountains (Will Plotner, 12-FEB-04)

Turkey (D. Kramb, 17-SEP-04)

Status in the Wild:

Probably (Will Plotner, 12-FEB-04)

Commercial Availability:

Available (Will Plotner, 12-FEB-04)

Common in all garden centers in the autumn. (D. Kramb, 17-SEP-04)

Sources Cited:

Info entered on 17-SEP-04 comes from the SIGNA Checklist of Iris Species. (D. Kramb, 17-SEP-04)

Additional Comments:

The commercially available clone appears to be triploid & sterile. Fertile diploid varieties are available through specialty mail-order nurseries. (D. Kramb, 17-SEP-04)

The triploid clone requires either very deep planting or else heavy feeding if the bulbs are to maintain themselves at flowering size. (Peter Taggart uk, 06-JAN-10)

Where to buy it:

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