Iris pseudacorus Alba
Fifteen fresh autumn 2019 collected seeds packed into glassine envelopes. Alba is the much slower growing and smaller white form of the common yellow Flag Iris (Iris pseudacorus). Test sowings from these parent plants have produced pure white to soft cream flowers some with distinct eyelash patterns. Iris seeds require a period of cold (stratification) to break the natural seed dormancy and begin the germination process. This can be easily achieved by sowing seed from late summer to early winter and leaving in a cold frame or cold greenhouse to overwinter and germinate naturally in spring as temperatures rise. Alternatively the seeds can be stratified in the salad drawer of fridge for 6-8 weeks prior to sowing. Detailed instructions for both techniques are included. We prefer to autumn sow and leave the seeds to it!