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Iris reticulata ‘Violet Beauty’

Flag iris

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Features

  • BloomsFebruary to March
  • Height0.1m to 0.9m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourPurple, orange
  • Leaf ColourGrey green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Iris reticulata ‘Violet Beauty’ (Flag iris). Bears dark purple flowers with a central, orange mark.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Bulb, Herbaceous

Origin

Turkey, Iran

Interest and use

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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