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Orthrosanthus polystachyus

Genus Species: Orthrosanthus polystachyus    

Common / Product Name: Morning Iris

Habit:   TUFTS (TF)

Available Sizes

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.

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