Orthrosanthus multiflorus Kangaroo Island form
Genus Species: Orthrosanthus multiflorus Kangaroo Island form
Common / Product Name: K.I.Morning Iris
Habit: TUFTS (TF)
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.