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Iris foetidissima

Family: Iridaceae

Common names: FLAG, FLEUR-DE-LIS, GLADDON IRIS, GLADWYN, ROAST BEEF PLANT, STINKING GLADWYN, SWORD LILY

Native to: Atlantic Island, Northern Africa, Southeastern Europe, Southern Europe

Sentiment: message

Plant

Type: perennial

Forms: erect, tufted

Leaves evergreen

Max height: 3 feet

Max width: 2 feet

Flower

magenta/purple, secondary color present

Leaf

green

Horticulture

Attracts wildlife: adult butterfly, specific butterfly species

Plant features: evergreen

Exposure: light shade, sun

Propagates by: seed

flowers in summer

Soil type: well drained

USDA Zones: zone 6 to -10 f, zone 7 to 0 f, zone 8 to +10 f, zone 9 to +20 f

Temp. range: -10 to +30 °F

Water: drought tolerant, dry