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Care of the plant Iris aucheri or Aucher-Éloy iris.

Care of the bulbous plant Iris aucheri or Aucher-Éloy iris

The genus Iris, family Iridaceae, includes some 300 species of rhizomatous and bulbous plants native to temperate regions of Europe, Asia, Africa and America. Some species are: Iris aucheri, Iris germanica, Iris pseudacorus, Iris unguicularis, Iris pumila, Iris xiphium, Iris lutescens, Iris foetidissima, Iris japonica, Iris orientalis.

Common name: Aucher-Éloy iris. This species is native to the Middle East.

They are bulbous plants that reach 25 cm (9.84") in height. The wavy, lanceolate leaves are glossy green. The attractive and scented flowers can be white or blue. They bloom in spring.

They are used in borders, in beds, in pots and as cut flowers for floral decorations.

The Iris aucheri grows in full sun and partial shade exposures. They resist frost down to -10 ºC (14 ºF).

The soil can be normal, well-drained garden soil with coarse sand; good drainage is important. The bulbs are planted in autumn at a depth of 8 cm (3.14") and a distance of 12 cm (4.7") between bulbs.

Water moderately waiting for the substrate to dry.

They do not need fertilizer or pruning.

They can be attacked by snails and slugs and by fungal diseases if there is excess irrigation.

They can be propagated from seeds sown in spring, but it is advisable to acquire new bulbs to renew the specimens. 

Images of the bulbous plant Iris aucheri or Aucher-Éloy iris

Iris aucheri
Iris aucheri