Genus Species: Orthrosanthus polystachyus
Common / Product Name: Morning Iris
Habit: TUFTS (TF)
Height x Width: 0.5 – 0.7m x 0.30 – 0.50m
Pruning: Light Medium
Frost Tolerance: High
Clay & Heavy Soil Tolerance: Medium / Well Drained
Coastal Tolerance: Medium
Drought Tolerance: Low
Origin: Australian Plant
Evergreen: Tufting evergreen perennial
Flowering: starts: Late Spring
Flower Colour: Violet
Irrigation: Yes requires winter watering for best flowers, water during dry periods.
Lower Temperatures: More suited to temperate climates will tolerate, temperatures as low as -3° before showing damage to leaves. 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.