Iris lacustris


Common Name: dwarf lake iris
Plant Type:Herbaceous
Light (original): part sun
Light Requirements: Part Sun
Height:3 to 5 inches
Width:8 inches
Duration:Perennial
Habitat:Beach, Lakeside
Soil Type:moist, neutral
Soil Moisture:Mesic
Seed Ripens:
USDA Zones:4 to 7
Flower Colour:violet
Bloom Time:spring
Comments:Species of gravelly lakeshores. Rare in the wild.
Germination:Seed is hydrophyllic, intolerant of dry storage.
Seed will germinate upon being shifted to 70°F after 90-140 days of moist, cold stratification at 40°F.
Seed germinates only after multiple cycles of warm and cold, typically 40°-70°-40°-70°F.
Germination Notes:have fleshy elaiosomes - must be sown fresh
Grow Notes:
Picture Copyright: Clayton Alway @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database