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Iris prismatica

Botanical Name: Iris prismatica (added by D.Kramb, 05-OCT-03)

Botanical Synonyms:



Prismaticae (D.Kramb, 05-OCT-03)

Common Names:

Cube-seed iris (D.Kramb, 05-OCT-03)

Chromosome Count:

2n=42 (D. Kramb, 30-SEP-04)

General Description:

12"-31" (30-80cm) tall, with flowers ranging from pale violet, violet-blue, pink, or white, with greenish-white hafts veined violet (D.Kramb, 05-OCT-03)

Distinguishing Features:

Seeds are cube shaped (D.Kramb, 05-OCT-03)

Preferred Habitat:



Estimated Zone 6-8 (D.Kramb, 05-OCT-03)

Native Range:

Eastern Coast of North America, Nova Scotia to the Carolinas (D.Kramb, 05-OCT-03)

Status in the Wild:


Commercial Availability:

Specialty (D.Kramb, 05-OCT-03)

Sources Cited:

Info entered on 30-SEP-04 comes from the SIGNA Checklist of Iris Species. (D. Kramb, 30-SEP-04)

Additional Comments:


Where to buy it:

Arrowhead Alpines

Joe Pye Weed's Garden

SIGNA member!

Pine Ridge Gardens

Plant Delights Nursery

Prairie Moon Nursery

Toadshade Wildflower Farm

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