Iris sanguinea is a perennial found in areas such as E. Asia - Korea, Japan. A member of the Iridaceae family, Iris sanguinea Donn. ex Hornem does not go by a known (to us) common name. The perennial can grow to a height of 0.75 meters and up to 1 meters wide. The preferred habitat of Damp meadows, sunny pond banks, mountain stream banks and hillsides around 500 metres[266]., with LM soil and SN moisture levels. .

The plant is a zone 6 hardy plant that has medicinal uses - the medicinal usage rating of is 1Expectorant[218].

Iris sanguinea is 0 plant, whose flowers bloom typically in 6, and which is pollinated by Insects.

Known hazards of the plant: Many plants in this genus are thought to be poisonous if ingested, so caution is advised[65]. The roots are especially likely to be toxic[238]. Plants can cause skin irritations and allergies in some people[238].

Cultivation tips: An easily grown plant, it prefers a humus-rich soil[79, 200], succeeding in a moist border or by water[42, 79]. Grows well in heavy clay soils. Plants are very cold tolerant, but they can be damaged when dormant if the soil is too moist[79]. A very ornamental plant, there are some named varieties[200]. Plant the bulbs out very shallowly[79]. Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer or rabbits[233].

. The plant should best be propagated by Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame. Stored seed should be
sown as early in the year as possible in a cold frame. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse or cold frame for their first year. Plant out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer. Division, best done in August/September after flowering but can also be done in April. Very easy, larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring.