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Iris attica

Botanical Name: Iris attica (added by D. Kramb, 14-JUL-03)

Botanical Synonyms:

Iris ochridana (D. Kramb, 14-JUL-03)

I. pumila subsp. attica (J. Bourodimos, 15-JUL-03)


Eupogon (D. Kramb, 14-JUL-03)

MDB (J. Bourodimos, 15-JUL-03)

Common Names:

miniature dwarf bearded iris (D. Kramb, 14-JUL-03)

Chromosome Count:

2n=16 (D. Kramb, 01-MAY-04)

General Description:

2"-4" (5-10cm) tall, with flowers that are typically 2" across and vary from pale yellow to purple (D. Kramb, 14-JUL-03)

2-4" tall with warm white, yellow, mustard, blue, purple or sometimes bi-colored flowers with bright blue beards. (D. Kramb, 14-SEP-04)

Distinguishing Features:

summer dormant; sickle-shaped foliage (D. Kramb, 14-JUL-03)

Preferred Habitat:

open, sunny, rocky, well draining locations (D. Kramb, 14-JUL-03)


estimated Zone 8-10 (requires dry summer doramncy) (D. Kramb, 14-JUL-03)

Hardy to Zone 5, requires dry summers (Kelly D. Norris, 05-JUN-10)

Native Range:

Greece, Western Turkey, and some countries from the former Yugoslavia (D. Kramb, 14-JUL-03)

Greece, Yugoslavia, western Turkey (D. Kramb, 14-SEP-04)

Status in the Wild:

unknown, probably common (D. Kramb, 14-JUL-03)

Commercial Availability:

rare, sometimes available in SIGNA seed exchange (D. Kramb, 14-JUL-03)

Sources Cited:

"Iris" book by Fritz Kohlein (D. Kramb, 14-JUL-03)

Info entered on 14-SEP-04 comes from the SIGNA Checklist of Iris Species. (D. Kramb, 14-SEP-04)

Additional Comments:


Where to buy it:

Arrowhead Alpines

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