Growing Calendar for Dutch Iris Collection - Iris rhizomes
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Dutch Iris bulbs send up their flower spikes in mid summer, following on from the bearded irises their later flowering times extend the iris season. Dutch Irises grow from bulbs; the plants have slender leaves and their strong stems support dainty iris flowers; the colours are subtle but striking and they’ll add a contrast of shape and colour in beds and borders. These summer flowering iris bulbs are also excellent for cutting.
Our collection includes one each of:
Iris ‘Black Beauty’
This striking Dutch Iris has dark flowers with subtle markings.
Iris ‘Bronze Beauty’
A sophisticated, dusky, bronze-yellow Dutch Iris.
Iris ‘Gipsy Beauty’
One of the showiest Dutch irises with intricately marked petals.
Plant Dutch Iris bulbs in September-October, Plant the bulbs around 2-3 times their depth, into free draining soil. Avoid planting bulbs in soil that gets waterlogged; on heavy soils add grit to the planting hole to prevent bulbs rotting.
Plant Dutch Iris bulbs in containers of bulb compost or gritty free draining compost. Plant the bulbs around 2-3 times their depth.
After care Let the leaves die down naturally and don’t be tempted to cut them back early. The foliage needs to absorb energy back to the bulb to ensure next years flowers.
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Summer flowering bulbs, corms and tubers are many and varied. They fit in with most mixed planting schemes.
Our products are all grown with the utmost care and to high standards of quality. We regularly check our nursery stock to determine exactly when they will be at the optimum time for despatch.
We despatch our fresh, nursery-grown live plants (including vegetables, trees and flowers) when they are at a stage of growth ready for you, the customer, to plant on at home.
The delivery period shown on your order confirmation indicates when you can expect to receive your order and we will endeavour to despatch your plants in this period within 7-14 days