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Iris aucheri x bucharica

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
EYE-ris aw-KER-eye boo-KAIR-ih-kuh
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

The Iris family, Iridaceae, is a very large one of perennial herbaceous herbs growing from a rhizome, corm or bulb. This Iris, Iris aucheri x bucharica, is a sterile, cultivated hybrid with fragrant white flowers with yellow blotches that bloom during May and June. It typically grows to 16 inches tall from a fleshy-rooted bulb. The genus name, Iris, comes from the Greek goddess of the rainbow. Iris auchere is a native of Turkey and Iran while Iris bucharica is a native of central Asia.

Plant in full sun or partial shade in moist well-drained slightly acid to neutral soil. The best blooms appear when planted in the full sun. They are drought tolerant once established and resistant to browsing by deer. Once they are comfortable in a site, plants are best left undisturbed. You can mass plant them to good effect in a border front or along a walkway and they work well in rock gardens or other small spaces. 

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems: 

No serious problems.

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#showy flowers#fragrant flowers#small spaces#white flowers#yellow flowers#low maintenance#mass planting#deer resistant#rock garden#border front#walkway planting#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#showy flowers#fragrant flowers#small spaces#white flowers#yellow flowers#low maintenance#mass planting#deer resistant#rock garden#border front#walkway planting#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Iris
    Species:
    aucheri
    Family:
    Iridaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Bulb
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Western Asia, Turkey
    Fire Risk Rating:
    low flammability
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    deer and rabbit damage
    Edibility:
    Mildly toxic.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 0 in. - 1 ft. 6 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 6 in. - 0 ft. 9 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Bulb
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    Less than 12 inches
    12 inches-3 feet
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Good Cut
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Petals:
    6 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    White flowers with yellow blotches on their falls and crest.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Sheath
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Rosulate
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Linear
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Houseplants
    Small Space
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Rabbits
    Problems:
    Problem for Cats
    Problem for Dogs
    Problem for Horses
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    Ingestion of these plants may cause minor illnesses such as vomiting or diarrhea. The juice or sap may cause a skin rash or irritation.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Unidentified, possibly a glycoside
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    Yes
    Poison Part:
    Flowers
    Leaves
    Sap/Juice