Iphigenia, Ran Lahsun - Plant
Description for Iphigenia, Ran Lahsun
In Greek mythology, Iphigenia was a daughter of King Agamemnon and Queen Clytemnestra, and thus princess of Argos. After offending Artemis, Agamemnon was commanded to kill Iphigenia as a sacrifice to allow his ships to sail to Troy.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Magnificent Grass Lily||Dark red||April.||0.5 to 3 feet.||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
Pale grass lily, while not in flower, is not particularly conspicuous, though occurring naturally in open, sunlit meadows up to an elevation of 7,000 ft. The grass-like plants, 10" tall, stand erect amidst grass. The leaves are slender, sessile and cauline.
Only one-third of an inch wide, the dark green leaves tend to curl out at the ends. The plants have tubers and fibrous roots near the surface of the soil. One can dig in and separate a plant with one s fingers.
|Full Sun to Partial Shade||Well-drained soil||Medium||25 to 28 degrees C||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Iphigenia
- The flowers are like six-pointed stars. The hybrid and cultivated flowers come in several shades - pink, orange and dark blue. The fruit is a three-valved capsule. The porcelain fine flowers are ideal for table tops and window sills. Propagation is by separating flowers during the dormant season and planting them in well drained soil in the sunny area of a garden
Typical uses of Iphigenia
Culinary use: Leaves
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose
Medicinal use: Appendix
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