Sweet Scent. Elizabeth Lawrence wrote "the scent fills the borders and drifts in the house"
Originating from the Dalmatian coast. "the great Floure de-luce of Dalmatica" Herbal (1597)
This iris grows well in full sun and semi shade.
It was probably first introduced into cultivation in Greek and Roman times. Records from the 1200's in Florence explain how the rhizomes were used in the perfume and gin distillery industries where it's referred to as 'Orris Root'