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Dwarf Iris

Iris reticulata

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Also known as

Early Bulbous Iris, Netted Iris, Winter Iris, Flag iris, Fleur-de-Lys

Iris reticulata 'Gordon' 4 by http://www.fleurs-des-montagnes.net (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

15cm

Max

10cm

5cm

Min

1cm

3 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Dwarf Iris Overview

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, . Ideal for planting in gravel and rock gardens, these alpine bulbs can be grown in raised troughs or pots or along the edges of paths and patios where they will receive the dry summer conditions they thrive in. These easy to grow bulbs need to be planted in autumn. Choose a position of full sun, in moist, well-draining soil for optimal growth. Dig a hole 10cm deep and plant the bulb pointed end up. Leave the leaves to die back naturally as this helps fatten the bulb for next year.

Common problems with Dwarf Iris

How to harvest Dwarf Iris

Lovely as cut flowers.

How to propagate Dwarf Iris

Bulbs

Lift & separate bulbs in early autumn.

Seed

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

Division

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

Rhizomes

Special features of Dwarf Iris

Attracts bees

Attractive flowers

Pot plant

Other uses of Dwarf Iris

Walls, border, edging, rock garden, fragrance.

Looking Good in February - Top 10

Traditionally flowering in February, these flowers will be at their best this month.

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Spring Bulbs for Autumn Planting

Plant out these flowering bulbs in autumn to enjoy their performance next year.

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