Iris setosa var setosa

Iris setosa var setosa

Beachhead Iris, Iris setosa var setosa, has pale green linear leaves & purple flowers with a pale base.  The falls droop more than in var canadensis. They grow 12 to 18” tall. We grew this iris from seed collected by Ron Ratko in the Chugach Mountains in Alaska. It is extremely cold hardy and seems to prefer a cool, shady location and evenly moist, moderately fertile soil. Hardy to -30 degrees F. Iridaceae

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