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Hermodactylus (Iris) tuberosus
Hermodactylus (Iris) tuberosus
Hermodactylus (Iris) tuberosus
Hermodactylus (Iris) tuberosus

Hermodactylus (Iris) tuberosus
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Hermodactylus tuberosus (or Iris tuberosa) is a must-have for any iris connoisseur! This snake’s head iris has subtle, unassuming looks from afar but when you take a look close up, you’ll be bowled over in fascination at the flower form and detail, not to mention the striking black and green segments. The black falls of the iris are perhaps the part that’s similar to a snake’s head, with a slinky sheen to it a small indent at the base of the petal, while the upper part of the flower is a rather reptilian green.

These wonderful flowers emerge in late winter and last until mid-spring, so they’re very handy for providing a bit of unusual early-season interest. Hermodactylus tuberosus / Iris tuberosa are hardy, too, so you can look forward to a repeat show every year. 

Even if you’re not keen on snakes, this intriguing plant is a welcome site even for the biggest ophidiophobe!

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Colour:

Green + black

Height:

20-25 cm / 8-10"

Planting season:

Autumn

Flowering time:

Early to mid Spring

Botanical name:

Hermodactylus tuberosus / Iris tuberosa

Light requirements:

Partial shade / full sun

Soil moisture:

Average

Naturalising:

Strong

Perennial:

Yes

Critter resistant:

No

  • Plant your hermodactylus bulbs from mid to late autumn
  • Plant in borders or containers in sun or partial shade
  • Plant the tubers 5cm deep
  • Space the tubers 10-15cm apart
  • Place the tubers lengthways in the soil
  • Water-in Hermodactylus tubers after planting

    Read more in our planting guide
  • Orders placed before 15 September 2018
    You can expect your order in September 2018
  • Orders placed 16 September - 15 December 2018
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

    See our full shipping & delivery schedule

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