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Naturescapes of Beaufort, SC

Iris x albicans (White Cemetary Iris)


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White Cemetery Iris is the most reliable heirloom Iris on the SC Coast. The bluish foliage is beautiful year. bees pollinate the blue-tinged flowers in Spring. They are believed to be a hybrid of two species from the Arabian Peninsula made in the 1400’s. Muslims spread them through Northern Africa and into Europe. They are on 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, the 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.Read more here https://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/newsletters/hortupdate/2013/mar/white-iris.html

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Weight 1.8 kg
Dimensions 4 × 10 × 19 in
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