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Iris planifolia

Botanical Name: Iris planifolia (added by Hans Achilles, 12-NOV-07)

Botanical Synonyms:



Scorpiris / Juno (Hans Achilles, 12-NOV-07)

Common Names:

Juno (Hans Achilles, 12-NOV-07)

Chromosome Count:


General Description:

Small plant with blue to white flowers (Hans Achilles, 12-NOV-07)

Distinguishing Features:

Summerdormant (Hans Achilles, 12-NOV-07)

Preferred Habitat:

Open, rocky, well draining locations (Hans Achilles, 12-NOV-07)


10 - requires dry summers (Hans Achilles, 12-NOV-07)

Native Range:

Spain, Italy, Greece, Morocco, Lybia (Hans Achilles, 12-NOV-07)

Status in the Wild:


Commercial Availability:

Rare - only sometimes in trade (Hans Achilles, 12-NOV-07)

Sources Cited:


Additional Comments:

One of the first Junos - autumn to winterflowering (Hans Achilles, 12-NOV-07)

Where to buy it:

Paul Christian Rare Plants UK

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