The Tuberous Iris

Starting to flower in late January is the little-known, Iris tuberosa. This Mediterranean species hails from Southern France all the way to Turkey. It’s so unusual, that for decades it was put in an entirely different genus, Hermodactylus. It’s a rather easy plant to grow, thriving in dry conditions from full to light shade. Hardiness is Zone 7a-9b.

Iris tuberosa

1 thought on “The Tuberous Iris”

  1. “thriving in dry conditions from full to light shade. ”

    So full shade fine? If so, has this been grown next to Iris japonica ‘Eco Easter’?

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