- Season: Perennial
- USDA Zones: 3 - 8
- Height: 32 inches
- Bloom Season: Late spring through early summer
- Bloom Color: Purple
- Environment: Full sun to partial shade
- Soil Type: Wet, boggy soils
- Temperature: Sow at 64 - 71F for 2 - 4 wks, move to 24 - 39F for 4 - 6 wks, move to 41 - 53F for germination
- Average Germ Time: 8 - 12 weeks
- Light Required: Yes
- Depth: 1/8 inch
- Sowing Rate: 1 - 2 seeds per plant
- Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
- Plant Spacing: 12 inches
Iris (Iris Setosa Nana) - Grow this beautiful Iris from seeds with purple-violet pedals and dark veins. This variety of Iris is the true dwarf perennial. Its flowers bloom in spring and last a long time. This dwarf hardy perennial Iris is a very nice upright element in the rock garden and will be further dwarfed if grown in a trough where it is just shines. Generally, this type of Iris prefers acidic conditions in full to partial sun, but it can be grown in other types of soils and do very well. This perennial Iris is clump forming, a slow to moderate grower and very hardy. Iris Setosa is ideal for rock gardens, troughs and planters, patio pots, or at the front of the perennial border.
For germination, shake seeds in dry sharp sand or nick carefully with a file for scarification.