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Orthrosanthus multiflorus Kangaroo Island form

Genus Species: Orthrosanthus multiflorus Kangaroo Island form

Common / Product Name: K.I.Morning Iris

Habit: TUFTS (TF)

Available Sizes

Height x Width: 0.3 – 0.5m x 0.30 – 0.50m

Pruning: Light Medium

Frost Tolerance: High

Clay & Heavy Soil Tolerance: Medium / Well Drained

Coastal Tolerance: Medium

Drought Tolerance: Medium

Origin: Australian Plant

Evergreen: Tufting evergreen perennial

Flowering: starts: Late spring

Flower Colour: Violet

Irrigation: Yes water during dry periods, hardier than the other Orthrosanthus varieties.

Lower Temperatures: Once established has good tolerance to cold. Temperatures as low as -5°C, leaves will burn however plant as good recover. To rejuvenate growth cut back after frost period is over.

Upper Temperatures: Temperatures to the Mid 30’s°C to Low 40’s°C.

Fertilising: Use a slow release fertilizer annually.

Environment: Plants selected suitable for Melbourne surrounds and southern states of Australia.

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