Lapeirousia Iris is part of the Lapeirousia genus and its scientific name is Lapeirousia jacquinii.
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This is a small xeric plant growing on sandstone soils from Namaqualand south to Worcester. Leaves are grey green and ribbed and flowers are long tubed on short spikes on a branched stem arising from several leaf like 2 keeled bracts, dark purple to violet with lowers tepals held close together and striped with white and red markings. The upper tepal is erect and larger.Lapeirousia Iris grows as a perennial and is a flower. Being a perennial plant, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater).
South Africa is believed to be where Lapeirousia Iris originates from.
Be aware that Lapeirousia Iris typically needs a fair amount of maintenance and care in order to grow successfully. Ensure that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant and keep an eye out for pests. Pay attention to weeding, feed and pruning schedules to ensure your plant remains in peak condition.
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No summer watering! This is a xeriscape plant. too much water in warm or hot months will kill it.Remember to apply water fairly sparingly to Lapeirousia Iris.
See our list of companion Plants for Lapeirousia Iris to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Lapeirousia Iris plants:
xeric dwarf blue iris