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Iris kuschakewiczii

Botanical Name: Iris kuschakewiczii (added by Jane McGary, 28-APR-04)

Botanical Synonyms:



Scorpiris (Jane McGary, 28-APR-04)

Common Names:


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General Description:

2"-4" (5-10 cm) tall, purple and white flowers (Jane McGary, 28-APR-04)

4"-6" tall with pale violet flowers. Falls are marked very dark violet with a white crest. (D. Kramb, 25-SEP-04)

Distinguishing Features:

Summer dormant (Jane McGary, 28-APR-04)

Preferred Habitat:

Stony slopes (Jane McGary, 28-APR-04)


Zone 5-8, requires dry summer dormancy (Jane McGary, 28-APR-04)

Native Range:

Tien Shan Mts Central Asia (Jane McGary, 28-APR-04)

Russian central Asia (D. Kramb, 25-SEP-04)

Status in the Wild:


Commercial Availability:

Probably not (Jane McGary, 28-APR-04)

Sources Cited:

Mathew 1981 (Jane McGary, 28-APR-04)

Info entered on 25-SEP-04 comes from the SIGNA Checklist of Iris Species. (D. Kramb, 25-SEP-04)

Additional Comments:

Grown in bulb frame (Jane McGary, 28-APR-04)

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