Iris oncocyclus

Family: Iridaceae
Common: Lady in mourning
Species Origin: Asia Minor, including Israel

Geophyte Characteristics

Type: Rhizome
Sizes Available: 2 to 3 eyed rhizomes
Bulb Storage: Store dry at 75° F (23° C)

Flower & Plant Characteristics

Color: Bronze, yellow and lavender
Shape: Bearded
Size: 6 inches (15 cm) in diameter
Floret/Flower Number: One
Flowering Season: Outdoor – Spring
Total Height: 16 to 24 inches (40-60 cm)
Number of Stems: 2 to 3
Uses: Garden (for use only in western states)
Planting Time: Fall
Planting Depth: Cover rhizomes with 2 inches (5 cm) of soil
Spacing: 4 inches (10 cm) apart