Iris (Hermodactylus) tuberosa


Graceful and unusual iris

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An often overlooked but beautiful flower for the early spring garden. It is an excellent cut flower and the subtle fragrance intensifies in a warm room or in full sunshine.

Green flowers marked with purple-brown and unusual 4-cornered foliage. Also known as the snakes head or widow iris.

Height: 25cm
Month: March / April
Light: full sun
Soil: well drained
Bulb size: top size

A native of Southern Europe, found in Greece, Spain and Turkey.

Care: plant 10cm deep in autumn. H. tuberosa needs a sheltered spot as its stems can bend easily in strong winds. It is hardy, the leaves will emerge before Christmas and the flower spikes in early spring. Needs a dry, warm position when dormant in summer. Grows on poor, rocky slopes in its native environment.

Additional information


Green, Yellow




April, March

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