Iris hexagona Walter (Dixie Iris)
I.hexagona from Rainbow River Florida. Photo by Mark
Direct scan of I. hexagona. (Click image for a larger view.)
Dircet scan as a herbarium sheet.
Other photos by RAB.
Habitat: Wet areas in Southeast US.
Bloom: Late April in Zone 7/8
- Flowers: d10-12 cm, erect standards, typical is blue or blue
- Stem: h 30-90 cm, straight or zig-zaged, 2 flowers at apex,
- Leaves: h to 90 cm, w 2.5 cm
- Rhizome: w 2 cm or more, nearly bare, greenish
- Capsule/Seeds: l 4-6 cm, hexagonal, green at maturity /corky,
- 2n = 44
- Comments: Very similar to I. giganticerulea only smaller.
- Sun: Full sun (6 hr min.), afternoon shade if any.
- Soil type: Neutral to acid, lots of humus.
- Soil moisture: Moist to wet. Mulch to retain moisture and protectrhizomes
from sun burn.
- Feeding: Feed at onset of growth in spring and fall.
- Hardiness: ?
- Transplant: Easy in fall or spring after bloom.
- Seed germination: Plant seeds before they dry.
- Comments: Generally easy. Will grow in "border garden" conditionswith
additional water. Needs lots of room. Grows and blooms well for me.
Distribution of I. hexagona:
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Last modified 8/04.