Common name: Tiger Iris, Leopard Iris
Height at maturity: up to 1 meter
Plant type: rhizomatous herbaceous
Flower color: orange
Type of soil: rich and draining
Use: pot, clump, flowers for bouquet, pot
Diseases and Pests:-
Toxicity: not determined
Storage of seeds: 2 years in a dry place away from light at 3/4°C (refrigerator)
This plant is very easy to grow and very fast growing. It quickly forms a small rhizome which develops into long, fan-shaped leaves. It quickly becomes a clump as it grows.
Then appears a high floral stalk (1 meter) comprising a multitude of light orange flowers speckled with deeper orange. The flowers are relatively small, 5 cm in diameter, but are numerous. The flowers last only two to three days but they are renewed quickly allowing the plant to remain blooming abundantly.
The leopard iris flowers from the end of spring until the end of summer or even a little more if the conditions remain summery.
This plant does not require any particular maintenance, correct watering during the hottest periods is sufficient.