White Cemetery Iris is the most reliable non-native Iris on the Sea Islands of the Carolinas and Georgia. Its bluish foliage is beautiful year. bees pollinate the blue-tinged white flowers in Spring. They are believed to be a hybrid of two species from the Arabian Peninsula made inthe 1400’s. Muslims spread them through Northern Africa and into Europe. They are aon of the Irises used to produce orris root. They were brought to the New World centuries ago. The custom of planting them in cemeteries attests to their hardiness. We propagated our plants from ones that were planted on a long-neglected Beaufort County, SC graveyard. Although, they were growing on less than inch of topsoil on top of bricks and under the dense shade of wax myrtles, they were still blooming. Deer have never touched them in my garden. For best results, plant in full sun or part shade in well-drained soil.
|Dimensions||4 x 10 x 19 in|