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  • ✓ The nuances of planting the German iris
  • ✓ A wide range
  • ✓ Iris as food – cooking
  • ✓ HEALING OF IRIS GERMAN PROPERTIES

Iris Germanic: purple root

German iris photo

The “progenitor” of many bearded irises popular today is the German iris.

It was bred for its rhizomes, from which it received a very expensive essential oil and crushed medicinal powder with the scent of violets (which is why the iris rhizome is also called violet root).


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FAMILY

Iris

APPEARANCE

A herbaceous plant 60-120 cm high with a strong creeping rhizome

LEAVES

Flat, gray-green. A form of xyfhoid, pointed

FLOWERS

Bisexual, single. dark purple, yellow at the base with brown veins FRUIT

Box; matures in August


See also: Iris Siberian (photo) planting and care, description of breeding and transplantation


Many lovers are convinced that the cultivation of irises is a complex process, so they abandon these plants. And it is completely in vain: the iris is quite unpretentious and, moreover, has healing properties.

The nuances of planting the German iris

You can plant irises in both spring and fall, and even in summer after flowering. The main thing is not to forget to replant the plants every 3-4 years. For planting should be directed to open sunny places with well-drained soil.

The distance between the plants is 30 cm, between the rows – 60-70 cm, the depth of planting rhizomes is 8-10 cm (with a deep planting, the iris will either disappear or not bloom).

Wide range

Iris Germanic was once very popular, but today it is grown as food, spices, medicinal products, perfumes, honey and ornamental plants.

Iris flowers from May to June; At the same time, 2-z flowers bloom; flowering usually lasts from 1 to 5 days

FACT: EXCEPT IRIS GERMAN. Violet root called more 2 species: IRIS FLORENTISKY and IRIS WAN (they are also related to live plants).

Iris as food – cooking

Fragrant dry rhizomes enter the food. They are ground into flour, which is added to baking (gingerbread, cookies, etc.). Together with the rhizomes of rosemary – a spicy seasoning for fish dishes. In addition to the pleasant aroma of strong and honey drinks, kvass.

Flowers can be added to the jam.

Rhizomes are used for treatment (see table). Dig them out from the end of August to October. Washed with cold water. Cut into pieces 2-5 cm long and dry at a temperature of + 40 … + 60 degrees. It is better to grind them later in a coffee grinder and store the dry powder in a hermetically sealed glass jar (ideally no longer than 2 years).

In cosmetology and perfumes. The crushed dried rhizomes of the iris can be used as a dry shampoo, powder, fixative for a sachet and for flavoring laundry.

Washing the decoction of the purple root smoothes the skin, whitens and cleans it, makes it soft and silky, and rinsing the hair strengthens it and helps get rid of dandruff. Beauty in the flowerbed.

It is believed that the German iris is slightly inferior in beauty to its “descendants” – “bearded” varieties, but it will cope with the role of a spring accent, effective in group or curb planting at home, in mixborders, along the tracks.

TIP:
Don’t feed organic irises – they don’t like her.
The best nutrition – mineral fertilizers in liquid form.


Reference by topic: Irises – species


HEALING OF IRIS GERMAN PROPERTIES

Angina and stomatitis

1 teaspoon crushed dry rhizomes pour 300 ml of boiling water, simmer under the lid for 5-7 minutes. Insist on warmth for about two hours. Strain. Throat and throat with angina and stomatitis.

Iris from heel spurs

Fresh roots of the iris to pass through the meat grinder, pour vodka (1: 1). Insist in a dark place 2 weeks (shake). Strain. Moisten the gauze bandage and fix it on the heels at night, fixing it with plastic wrap. In the morning, wash your heels and apply petroleum jelly. Repeat this procedure until the stimulus is completely gone.

© Author: Lyudmila ULEYSKAYA, Cand. Biol. science

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