Iris ensata seeds for sale
Iris ensata cashmiriana
Family name : Iridaceae
Chemical constituents : Xanthose glycds.C-glycd. of apigenin and phenolic acids
Parts used : Root
Ethnomedicinal use : Antiallergic
Native of Kashmir, slender foliage is topped by sumptuous, below and
large flowers in a wide range of colour. For a fertile, loamy soil with
plenty of moisture from May-July. Can be drier at other times.
Prefers a light well-drained soil and a sunny position. Prefers partial
shade. Likes plenty of moisture and a rich loamy slightly acid soil.
Requires a lime-free soil. Some cultivars, in particular the 'Higo'
strain, tolerate a pH up to 7. Plants can be grown in containers in pond
margins but are then best kept in drier conditions over winter. This
species is hardy to about -20°c. Cultivated for its root in Japan. (for
the starch). There are many named varieties, selected for their
ornamental value. Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by
browsing deer or rabbits.
Seed - best
sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame. Stored seed should be sown
as early in the year as possible in a cold frame. Prick out the
seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and
grow them on in the greenhouse or cold frame for their first year. Plant
out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer.
Division in March or October. Very easy, larger clumps can be replanted
direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up
smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting
well. Plant them out in the spring.
Iris ensata cashmiriana seeds available only for cultivation purpose only at:
Qty: 50 seeds/pkt
Price Rs. 250/-US$15
Chenab Industries Kashmir-CIK
POB: 667 GPO Srinagar SGR JK 190001
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