Stinking iris


Stinking iris doesn’t exactly stink as it’s name suggests! It just has a slightly meaty smell when you crush the leaves. It’s a lovely plant for a shady spot and in early summer the flower is a delicate pale lilac. It is ideal to mix with stinking hellebore, woodruff and bellflowers for a shady woodland border, or woodland wildlife habitat.

Iris foetidissima
Lilac flower, orange berries
Shade or part shade
Height : 50cm
Flowering period : May – July


Wildlife attracted:
The flowers of the Stinking iris are nectar rich and are great for attracting bees.
Other features:
It is spectacular in autumn with bright orange berries which last through the winter.


Additional information


1.5 litre pot, 9cm pot