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A picture of a Danford Iris

Danford Iris

Iris danfordiae (Reticulata Group)

Iris danfordiae 20040207-0835-01 by Keith Edkins (CC BY 2.5)

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size






5 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

More images of Danford Iris

Some yellow Iris danfordiae flowers growing in the wild
A close up of a yellow Iris danfordiae flower in the wild
Some yellow Iris danfordiae flowers growing in a rocky environment

Danford Iris Overview

Iris danfordiae (Reticulata Group) is a yellow-flowering species with an upright habit, in the Iris family, Iridaceae. It's a small, deciduous, bulbous perennial that produces attractive scented blooms early in spring. Typically grows to around 10cm tall, producing single, yellow flowers with brown-green speckles on the 6 petals. Foliage is narrow and short prior to flowering, leaves have 4 sides and elongate to a size of around 30cm long during flowering. Irises categorised in the Reticulata Group produce a characteristic fibrous net around their bulbs

How to propagate Danford Iris



Special features of Danford Iris

Attractive flowers