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Iris hippolyti

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Botanical Name: Iris hippolyti (added by Peter Taggart (UK), 06-JAN-10)

Botanical Synonyms:

Juno hipolyti (Peter Taggart (UK), 06-JAN-10)


Scorpiris (Peter Taggart (UK), 06-JAN-10)

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General Description:

A dwarf sprightly juno with chunky flowers in shades of blue a yellow signal patch and a white crest, it has a wide wing on the side of the fall,it can have several flowers up the stem which elongates to about 15cm as the buds in the leaf axils swell. thick storage roots which are not so long. the leaves are wavy broad at the base and sharply pointed at the tip. (Peter Taggart (UK), 06-JAN-10)

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Native Range:

Central Asia, Kyzyl Kum desert (Peter Taggart (UK), 06-JAN-10)

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Commercial Availability:

Rare, try BIS seed exchange (Peter Taggart (UK), 06-JAN-10)

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Additional Comments:

Has proved fairly easy for me over the past 4 or 5 years, long flowering, increases and sets seed, the foliage resembles I wilmottiana. (Peter Taggart (UK), 06-JAN-10)

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