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Iris koreana

Botanical Name: Iris koreana (added by D. Kramb, 16-JAN-04)

Botanical Synonyms:



Chinensis (D. Kramb, 16-JAN-04)

Common Names:


Chromosome Count:


General Description:

Similar to Iris minutoaurea. (D. Kramb, 25-SEP-04)

Also similar to Iris odaesanensis. (D. Kramb, 16-APR-05)

Distinguishing Features:


Preferred Habitat:



At least Zone 6, probably even Zone 5 or 4. (D. Kramb, 16-APR-05)

Native Range:

Korea (D. Kramb, 25-SEP-04)

Status in the Wild:


Commercial Availability:

Available from a few select specialty nurseries. Also frequently available via the SIGNA seed exchange. (D. Kramb, 16-APR-05)

Sources Cited:

Info entered on 25-SEP-04 comes from the SIGNA Checklist of Iris Species. (D. Kramb, 25-SEP-04)

Additional Comments:

Seems susceptible to slug damage, more so than most other iris species in my garden. (D. Kramb, 16-APR-05)

Where to buy it:

Joe Pye Weed's Garden

SIGNA member!

Nicholls Gardens

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