Dwarf Iris

Iris reticulata

Early Bulbous Iris, Netted Iris, Winter Iris

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A close up of a blue yellow Iris reticulata flower
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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.
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Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Spring, Winter

Harvesting

Lovely as cut flowers.

Propagation

Bulbs

Lift & separate bulbs in early autumn.

Seed

Sow in autumn or spring, recommended to use a cold frame.

Special features

Attracts bees

Attractive flowers

Pot plant

Special features

Origin

Turkey, Asia.

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Alkaline, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Personality

Family

Iridaceae

Flower colour

Blue

Scent

Mild
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