Iris hexagona Walter
Iris hexagona is a perennial.
Iris hexagona was described by Thomas Walter in 1788. The name is considered as validly published.
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.
The perennials reach heights of 30 to 90 centimetres.
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.
Iris hexagona is native to Virginia, the Southeast of the US and Texas.
The perennials prefer a sunny situation on dry to moderately moist soil. The substrate should be sandy loam.
Maintenance and Propagation
Pests and Diseases
- Walter Erhardt, Erich GÃ¶tz, Nils BÃ¶deker, Siegmund Seybold: Der groÃe 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.