Early Bulbous Iris, Netted Iris, Winter Iris
Iris reticulata is a sweet, dwarf, deciduous, bulbous perennial that typically grows to around 15cm tall. It produces pale violet-purple flowers with yellow banding and white throats. These appear from late winter to early spring and measure approximately 8cm across. This plant can provide welcome colour and subtle fragrance to a winter garden. This species has an upright habit and its in the Iris family, Iridaceae. Foliage is narrow, stiff and grass-like. It has a tufted habit and is fully hardy, plant in a position of full sun, in moist, well-draining soil for optimal growth.
Lovely as cut flowers.
Lift & separate bulbs in early autumn.
Sow in autumn or spring, recommended to use a cold frame.
Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference