Botanical name: Iris stylosa 'Mia' syn: I. unguicularis 'Mia' Plant size: 30 x30cm. Depth & spacing: Plant with the crown at soil level and 30cm apart. Flowering time: May to September Preferred soil: Poor and dry is ideal but we've seen it thrive in rich volcanic soils. Watering: Once established this plant is highly drought tolerant but should be watered well in its first season to help the plant establish itself. Preferred aspect: Full sun to light shade. Fertilising: Only light feeding is required for these plants which come from rocky, open and impoverished soils. Uses & comments: This lovely little iris is delightful because it flowers in Winter and because it's flowers are much more visible than most of the Iris stylosa since they sit above the foliage (rather than amongst it).
This Iris was named after Mia Tesselaar.
Last Reviewed: 13/02/2004 11:30:44 AM Keywords: Winter Iris 'Mia', plant care, garden care, garden tip, plant guide, garden guide, perennial, flower bulb, spring bulb