Iris hexagona

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Iris hexagona Walter

Iridaceae

Life form: perennial

Exposure: sun  

Moisture: dry bis Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: sandy loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves:

Shape: lanceolate

Division: simple

Shape: iris flower
Fruit: loculicidal capsule

82C / 7b4c9a 

Inflorescence: solitary

Petals: not specified
Habit: erect

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Liliopsida
Subclassis:
Liliidae
Superordo:
Lilianae
Ordo:
Iridales

Iris hexagona is a perennial.

Naming

Iris hexagona was described by Thomas Walter in 1788. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Iris hexagona is a species in the genus Iris which contains approximately 310 to 378 species and belongs to the family of the Iridaceae (Iris Family). The type species of the genus is Iris x germanica.

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 30 to 90 centimetres.

Leaves

Iris hexagona has simple leaves that are alternate. The leaves are lanceolate, entire and have parallel venation.

Flowers and Fruits

Iris hexagona produces solitary erect, purple iris flowers from April to May.

The perennials produce loculicidal capsules.

Root System

Distribution

Iris hexagona is native to Virginia, the Southeast of the US and Texas.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny situation on dry to moderately moist soil. The substrate should be sandy loam.

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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