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Iris hoogiana

Botanical Name: Iris hoogiana (added by D. Kramb, 09-NOV-03)

Botanical Synonyms:



Regelia, Hexapogon, Aril (D. Kramb, 09-NOV-03)

Common Names:

Aril iris, regelia iris (D. Kramb, 09-NOV-03)

Chromosome Count:

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

General Description:

16"-24" (40-60cm) tall, with blue flowers with yellow beards (D. Kramb, 09-NOV-03)

Several varients. Alba a nice white and Deep Purple. (John Baumfalk, 17-SEP-17)

Distinguishing Features:

Summer dormant, seeds have distinctive aril collar (D. Kramb, 09-NOV-03)

Preferred Habitat:

Arid, sunny (D. Kramb, 09-NOV-03)


Estimated Zone 3-8 (requires dry summer dormancy) (D. Kramb, 09-NOV-03)

Native Range:

Turkestan (D. Kramb, 09-NOV-03)

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Where to buy it:

Lithuanian Rare Bulb Garden

Odyssey Bulbs

Pacific Rim Native Plant Nursery

SIGNA member!

Paul Christian Rare Plants UK

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