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Iris korolkowii

Botanical Name: Iris korolkowii (added by C. Hensler, 14-NOV-03)

Botanical Synonyms:



Regelia (C. Hensler, 14-NOV-03)

Common Names:


Chromosome Count:

2n=22, 33, 44 according to the SIGNA Checklist of Iris Species (D. Kramb, 25-SEP-04)

All forms in cultivation are apparently diploids, 2n=22 (Tom Waters, 18-FEB-11)

General Description:

16-24", with dark veins on lighter ground (C. Hensler, 14-NOV-03)

Standards and falls are narrow and pointed. Standards are erect. Falls are reflexed. Flowers are heavily veined. (D. Kramb, 28-JAN-09)

Distinguishing Features:

Elongated bloom with dark signal and dark beard (C. Hensler, 14-NOV-03)

Preferred Habitat:

Open, well-drained soil (C. Hensler, 14-NOV-03)


6-9 possibly (C. Hensler, 14-NOV-03)

Native Range:

Central Asia, NE Afghanistan (C. Hensler, 14-NOV-03)

Status in the Wild:


Commercial Availability:

Specialty, sometimes available through the Aril Society Plant Sale (C. Hensler, 14-NOV-03)

Sources Cited:

SIGNA Checklist (C. Hensler, 14-NOV-03)

Information entered on 28-JAN-2009 comes from the ASI 1998 Plant Sale catalog. (D. Kramb, 28-JAN-09)

Additional Comments:


Where to buy it:

Lithuanian Rare Bulb Garden

Pacific Rim Native Plant Nursery

SIGNA member!

Paul Christian Rare Plants UK

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