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  • Flowering Time
    • April
    • May
  • Planting Time
    • September
    • October
  • Growing
    • Hardy
  • Perfect For
    • Pots & Tubs
    • Small Garden & Balcony
  • Flowering Height
    • 25-30 cm
  • Bulb Size
    • Top Size
  • Colour
    • Blacks & Deep Shades

Hermodactylus Tuberosa

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Intriguing and distinctive Hermodactylus ‘Tuberosa’ has been in cultivation since 1575, often known as the Snakeshead or Widow Iris.

From a bed of grass-like foliage, the alluring blooms are borne atop 30cm stems during April and May. Velvety black falls are complemented by striking, olive-green petals.

The flowers produce a delicate fragrance most noticeable on warm days and are excellent for cutting, with a long vase-life.

This Mediterranean native is fully hardy and will flourish in most soil types which are well drained and moderately fertile. Bulbs can be planted to naturalise in grassy areas and will do well in pots, rockeries and sunny borders.

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