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Aquatic Nursery

Other Aquatic Iris Species & hybrids (Water Iris)

These are the remaining small groups of water loving irises. Can be grown in part-shade and full sun location. Should given some fertiliser tablets during their growing months in late Winter to encourage flowering in spring & summer. Sold in the form of barerooted rhizomes. Dispatch anytime of the year unless specified.

Planting instructions is available for download here. Don't forget to include fertiliser tablets in your plantings.


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Iris 'Dark Aura'

Iris 'Dark Aura' (Water Iris)
(Hewitt, 1986) Very attractive violet-red flowers with eye-catching golden yellow signals. Known for it's distinctive near black flower stems. Purplish based deep green leaves. Possibly a cross between Iris versicolor and Iris virginica.
Tolerant of cold temperate climate  Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Small growing - Suitable for small size water gardens or tub style water features  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams

AUD $15.00 each

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Iris 'Gerald Darby'

Iris 'Gerald Darby' (Water Iris)
Very beautiful deep violet flowers on dark stems. Possibly an interspecies cross with one parent Iris virginica.
Tolerant of cold temperate climate  Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Small growing - Suitable for small size water gardens or tub style water features  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams

AUD $12.50 each

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Iris nelsonii

Iris nelsonii (Nelson's Water Iris)
Strong brick red/brown colour. One of the six iris species used for hybridisation for Louisiana irises.
Tolerant of cold temperate climate  Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Small growing - Suitable for small size water gardens or tub style water features  Great as cut flowers

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Iris prismatica

Iris prismatica (Slender Blue Flag Iris)
The species plant with attractive blue flowers. Very small and low growing. Suitable for the smaller water features.
Tolerant of cold temperate climate  Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Small growing - Suitable for small size water gardens or tub style water features  Great as cut flowers

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Iris prismatica 'Alba'

Iris prismatica 'Alba' (Slender White Flag Iris)
The beautiful and rare white form of this species. Very small and low growing. Suitable for the smaller water features. Rare.
Tolerant of cold temperate climate  Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Small growing - Suitable for small size water gardens or tub style water features  Great as cut flowers

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Code explanations:

Tolerant of cold temperate climate = Tolerant of cold temperate climate
Tolerant of tropical climate = Tolerant of tropical climate
Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate = Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate
Frost Sensitive - may not survive in climate subjected to frost = Frost Sensitive - may not survive in climate subjected to frost
Full Shade or Indirect Sunlight = Full Shade or Indirect Sunlight
Full Sun = Full Sun
Part Sun & Part Shade = Part Sun & Part Shade
Small growing - Suitable for small size water gardens or tub style water features = Small growing - Suitable for small size water gardens or tub style water features
Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens = Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens
Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams = Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams
Great as cut flowers = Great as cut flowers
Native to Australia = Native to Australia