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■(SPEC) Iris zagrica Mathew & Zarrei

2009, Botanical authors Brian Mathew and Mehdi Zarrei

Iris zagrica Mathew & Zarrei, 2009, Published in Curtis's Botanical Magazine volume 26(3): pages 245-252. table 653. A member of the Reticulata group, Subgenus Hermodactyloides, Similar to Iris reticulata but with different coloring and distinguished by the seed capsule raising on a stalk above ground as opposed to the below ground position of reticulata. The flowers are also self cleaning (dehiscent) from the beaked ovary. Originating from and named after the Zagros, a mountain range in western Iran

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Iris zagrica B.Mathew & Zarrei, Bull. Brit. Iris Soc. Spec. Group 2008/9: 24 (2009).
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Iris zagrica B.Mathew & Zarrei, Bull. Brit. Iris Soc. Spec. Group 2008/9: 24 (2009). ----

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Distribution and Cultivation

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Culture of Reticulata Group Irises

Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

Hardiness Zones 4-8 for most varieties, Some cultivars tolerate colder, others tolerate warmer zones (please comment in comment box with your location if this cultivar grows well in zone 3, 4, 9, or 10.)
Exposure Prefers full sun for optimal performance, may still bloom in half-day shade
Water: Prefers well drained good garden soil, Tolerant of dry conditions in established plants, Intolerant of swampy conditions.
PH Prefers Neutral to basic solis 6.1 to 8.5, quite toleranr of more extreme conditions
Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on relatively inorganic soils.

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