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Iris reticulata

Flag iris

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Features

  • BloomsFebruary to March
  • Height0.1m to 0.2m
  • Spread0.1m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourBlue, purple, red
  • Leaf ColourGrey green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Iris reticulata (Flag iris). This is a delicate Iris which will appear in the spring. The flowers are soft blue to a striking deep purple. You can plant bulbs in small groups of 6 to 8 in well drained soil about 12cms deep and 6cms apart in the early autumn to create a beautiful spring display.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Bulb, Fragrant

Other common names

Fleur-de-Lys, Netted iris

Origin

Turkey, Iran

Interest and use

Walls, border, edging, rock garden, fragrance.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

Cultivation

Plant at a depth of approximately 9cm.

Propagation

By division of rhizomes or offsets in late summer or by seed in autumn. Certain cultivars should be propagated by division only.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Attracts Slugs

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