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VII Region, Curico, Chile
Altitude: 100 m. 08 09, 2008

 

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Species:  Iris tenax Douglas ex Lindl.
Family:  Identification OK   
Order: 
Chilean Name: 
English Name:  Tough-leaved Iris/Oregon Iris
German Name: 
Russian Name: 
Record:  1910
About 1 Iris in Chile and 1 in our data base.
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1st Region:
Lat: 18° - 21°
Main Cities: Arica, Iquique.
2d Region:
Lat: 21° - 26°
Main Cities: Antofagasta, Calama.
3d Region:
Lat: 26° - 29°
Main Cities: Copiapó, Vallenar.
4th Region:
Lat: 29° - 32°
Main Cities: La Serena, Ovalle.
5th Region:
Lat: 32° - 33°
Main Cities: Valparaiso, Los Andes.
Metropolitan Region:
Lat: 33°- 34°
Main Cities: Santiago.
6th Region:
Lat: 34° - 35°
Main Cities: Rancagua.
7th Region:
Lat: 35° - 36°
Main Cities: Talca, Curicó.
8th Region:
Lat: 36° - 38°
Main Cities: Concepción, Chillan, Los Angeles.
9th Region:
Lat: 38° - 39°
Main Cities: Temuco, Villarrica, Pucón.
10th Region:
Lat: 39° - 44°
Main Cities: Valdivia, Osorno, Puerto Montt.
11th Region:
Lat: 44° - 49°
Main Cities: Coihaique.
12th Region:
Lat 49°- 55°
Main Cities: Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales, Puerto Williams.
USDA Hardiness Zone 9.  The plant does not tolerate snow, but can tolerate occasional freezing spells of about - 5° C (the typical morning frost of central Chile).     Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.     Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter.   
Low altitude, interior valleys
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m
Blue, 6 petals      Perennial     

Foreign    Rare

Height: 30 cm.

Excellent ornamental value (A +)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Iris tenax (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Iris tenax

VII Region, Curico, Chile
Altitude: 100 m. 08 09, 2008

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Perennial

Flower: Blue, 6 petals

Height: 30 cm.

 

Image of Iris tenax (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Iris tenax

VII Region, Curico, Chile
Altitude: 100 m. 08 09, 2008

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m

 

Watering conditions:

Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter.

 

Light conditions:

Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.

 

Image of Iris tenax (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Iris tenax

VII Region, Curico, Chile
Altitude: 100 m. 08 09, 2008

 

USES

Excellent ornamental value (A +)

 

 

 

 

Image of Iris tenax (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Iris tenax

VII Region, Curico, Chile
Altitude: 100 m. 08 09, 2008

 

GROWING TIPS

 

This species has the following hardiness:

USDA Hardiness Zone 9. The plant does not tolerate snow, but can tolerate occasional freezing spells of about - 5° C (the typical morning frost of central Chile).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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