Iris danfordiae

("Dwarf iris")

Iris danfordiae

An early bloomer with yellow flowers and brown flecks at the base of the outer wreath of petals.

What You Need To Know Before You Plant:

When Will This Flower Bloom?

Early Spring

When Should I Buy and Plant These Bulbs?


What Kind of Light Does This Bulb Prefer?

Full sun to partial shade

What Color Will the Flower Be?

Bright yellow

How Far Apart Should I Plant These Bulbs?

3 in / 8 cm

How Deep Should I Dig?

4 in / 10 cm

How Tall Will It Grow?

4-5 in / 10-12 cm

Recommended Number of Bulbs Per Square Foot?


Is It Deer/Critter Resistant?


How Can I Best Use It in My Landscaping?

In borders, rock gardens and under trees and shrubs.

Other Popular Varieties

Species only.

About the Family

Iris Family

Iris is a genus of more than 250 species of flowering plants with showy flowers. It takes its name from the Greek word for rainbow referring to the wide variety of flower colors found among the various species. The two main basic types of iris are the bulbous ones (which we describe here) and the rhizomatous ones which are considered perennials (the most familiar being Iris germanica and Iris sibirica).

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