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Is this native flag Iris

AngieRAngieR Posts: 347

I've had this a few years, a rescue from my brothers garden and wondered if it is Iris pseudoacorus.  TBH, I think the flowers may be a little too pale.  It currently grows in shade since I removed it from the sunny front garden because it was too pale for my colour scheme.

If not I. pseudoacorus, is there any way to help identifying which type of Iris it is?  It is flowering now and quite scented if that helps image



Thanks in advance.


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,102

    No, I don't think that's our native pseudoacorus ... wrong shade of yellow and  petals the wrong shape 

    Yours looks like a bearded iris to me, but there are thousands of varieties.  

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • raisingirlraisingirl Posts: 6,903

    yes, bearded iris - you can see the little beards in the bottom photo image and flag iris leaves are narrower, I think

    “It's still magic even if you know how it's done.” 
  • AngieRAngieR Posts: 347

    Thanks all - I kinda thought it wasn't but thought I'd ask first before delving into the world of bearded iris for a possible ID.  Notably thought it doesn't get 'baked' in the sun to help it flower.

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