Iris atropurpurea

Iris atropurpurea

Member of the Oncocyclus section, this species is endemic to the coast of Israel. Large velvety purple/black flowers.
It is the first Oncocyclus species to flower, as early as mid January. Growing in pure sand, sunny, ventilated conditions. Probably the easiest Onco. to germinate. Needs a long dry summer rest.
We need to hand pollinated all our Oncocyclus Irises as they hybridize freely.

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