Iris cycloglossa is a unique species of Juno iris from Afghanistan with very large, flouncy, clove-scented, rich blue-violet flowers with white and yellow detailing.
Iris cycloglossa is a rare species of Juno iris from Afghanistan with very large, flouncy, clove-scented, rich blue-violet flowers with white and yellow detailing that somewhat resemble Dutch Iris. The leaves are grey-green and glossy with a thin white margin. Each stem produces up to three flowers in June, later than most other Junos. One of the easiest Juno irises to grow in a sunny, well-drained border though this species is tolerant of winter and spring moisture.
Common Name: Afghani Iris
Family: Iridaceae (The Iris Family)
Zone Hardiness: 5-8
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Purple
Secondary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Bloom Time: Late Spring
Soil Moisture: Moist, Average
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Areas experiencing winter and spring floods near Herat, Afghanistan from 1450-1700 metres.
Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Southwest Asia and Asia Minor
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