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Iris hexagona

Botanical Name: Iris hexagona (added by Ken Walker, 23-NOV-03)

Botanical Synonyms:



Louisiana (Hexagonae) (Ken Walker, 23-NOV-03)

Apogon, Beardless Iris (D. Kramb, 01-JAN-04)

Common Names:

Dixie Iris, Prairie Iris (D. Kramb, 01-JAN-04)

Chromosome Count:

2n=44 according to the SIGNA Checklist of Iris Species (D. Kramb, 21-SEP-04)

General Description:

12-35 inches (30-90 cm) high, with bluish purple, lavender, or white flowers with yellow signal (Ken Walker, 23-NOV-03)

Flowers are 4" to 4.75" (10-12cm) across in lilac, shades of blue, and rarely white. Flowers are generally flaring. (D. Kramb, 01-JAN-04)

Distinguishing Features:

Rhizomes are stout, greenish, and wide, creeping up to 12 inches (30cm). (D. Kramb, 01-JAN-04 )

Preferred Habitat:




Native Range:

Florida, Georgia, South Carolina (Ken Walker, 23-NOV-03)

Southeastern USA (D. Kramb, 01-JAN-04)

Status in the Wild:


Commercial Availability:


Sources Cited:

SIGNA Checklist (Ken Walker, 23-NOV-03)

Most information added on 01-JAN-04 comes from the book "The Louisiana Iris: Taming of a North American Wildflower". (D. Kramb, 01-JAN-04)

Additional Comments:


Where to buy it:

Durio Nursery

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