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Iris reticulata

Violet-Scented Iris
Iridaceae
Bulbs and bulblike plants, Perennials

IRIS

A large and remarkably diverse group of 200 to 300 species, varying in flower color and form, cultural needs, and blooming periods (although the majority flower in spring or early summer). Leaves are swordlike or grasslike. Flowers (fragrant, in many kinds) are showy and complex in structure.

Iris reticulata

Native to the Caucasus. These are classic rock garden and container plants, with 2–3-in. violet scented flowers (purple, in the usual forms) appearing on 6–8-in. stems in early spring (midwinter in mild areas). Narrow blue-green leaves appear after bloom.

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