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Dutch Iris

Dutch Iris

Dutch iris are a true bulb, generally though of as blue with strong yellow and white makings on the fall, although other colors are also available for sale.

These easy care, low maintenance bulbs actually come in white, white and yellow and well as a blue and deep crimson.

In most climates thay can stay in the ground year round as long as drainage is good. With strong long stems they make excellent cut flowers as well.

 

Propagation

As we are generally dealing with hybrid cultivars the only way for most gardeners to ensure that you are going to get the same flower from a plant plant is by division.

How to divide an plant Dutch Iris

  • Mark where you have planted the bulbs before the foliage dies back.
  • After the foliage dies back, carfully dig the bilbs with a garden fork.
  • Prepare the new planting area by digging in some well rotted compost.
  • Plant Dutch Iris bulbs at around 4" deep and 3" apart.
  • In containers you can plant the closer, however you will need to divide and repot each year.
  • Water in well with a liquid seaweed fertilizer.

Summary

  • Height : 2 ft - 3ft
  • Growth : Moderate once established
  • Flower color : Variety from yellow, blue, white with some multi - colors as well.
  • Foliage : Usually green sword shaped
  • Flowering period : Spring to summer, later in cooler areas
  • Seasonal interest : Spring to Summer
  • Landscaping uses : Garden borders, containers and general uses
  • Soil Requirements : Well drained, netral to slightly acidic ph
  • Position : Full sun to light afternoon shade

 

Varieties

The traditional blue variety with yellow markings is the best known, however yello, pale blue to white and purple types are also available.

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Where to buy

Bearded Iris are available for sale from the following growers -

WHITE FLOWER FARM phone 1-800-503-9624

STOUT GARDENS - 405-642-4190
432 NE 70th St
Oaklahoma City, OK 73105

SCHRIENER'S IRIS GARDENS phone 800-525-2367
3625 Quanaby Road N.E
Salem OR, 97303 USA

PINE KNOT FARMS phone 434-252-0768 681
Rockchurch Road, Clarksville
Virginia 23927 USA