How to grow Iris domestica

Iris domestica grow and care – geophyte of the genus Iris also known as Leopard lily or Blackberry lily, Iris domestica perennial evergreen plant used as ornamental plant, can grow in mediterranean, subtropics or temperate climate and grow in hardiness zone of 5-10.

Leaves green shape is narrow sword-shape, leaves grow in groups linked together.

Iris domestica flowers

Flowers color orange or yellow with dots, the flower has 6 petals.

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How to grow Iris domestica growing and care:

Well-drained soil, not too much wet

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Bulb

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, but easy

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Can be aggressive

Planting season:
Spring to autumn

Pests and diseases:
Snail, slugs

Pruning season:
Winter / Summer

How to prune:
Dead leaves

Size of the plant?
60-90 cm 24-36 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Autumn, winter

General information about the flower:
Orange or yellow flowers with darker dots, the flower has 6 petals

Scientific name:

Iris domestica

How to grow Iris domestica

Iris domestica bloom

Growing Iris domestica flower

Iris domestica flower

Iris domestica


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Winter flowers
Flower colors
  • Orange flower
  • Yellow flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Geophyte
  • Leaf plant
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Floristry
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9