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Iris Persica

Iris Persica or Persian Iris
Iris Persica or Persian Iris is a native of Persia. Up to 300 species have been placed in the genus Iris. There are many species of Iris, widely distributed throughout the north temperate zone. 

Its beauty, early appearance, and fragrant blossoms, make it highly esteemed by all lovers of flowers; like the Hyacinth or Narcissus it will blow within doors in a water-glass, but stronger in a small pot of sand, or sandy loam. Just a few flowers will scent a whole apartment. 

Persian Iris will also blossom in the open air, but requires warmth and shelter. The earliest bloom depends on the location, in some warmer climates it could even blossom during February and March. In our area, mostly April and May. It is propagated by offsets and seeds. The best flowering roots are usually imported from Holland and they bear forcing well.

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