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Iris 'Olympic Challenge'

Bearded iris

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Plant type

Summer/autumn blooming bulb

Flower colour






Skill level


Iris 'Olympic Challenge'

Plant details

The petals of this bearded iris are yellow and white with a dark orange beard at its throat. Iris 'Olympic Challenge' flowers in May and June amid familiar sword-shaped grey-green leaves. Give it a sunny spot in a well-drained site and it'll perform wonderfully. Make sure when planting that the bulb is planted near the surface. Clumps will need dividing every three to four years, to ensure that they continue to produce the optimum number of flowers. Iris 'Olympic Challenge' is an attractive plant, suitable for cuttings.

Family: Iridaceae

Genus: Iris

Cultivar: Olympic Challenge

Plant type: Summer/autumn blooming bulb

Flower colour: Orange

Foliage colour: Blue-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Chalky/alkaline, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 100cm

Spread: 50cm

Time to divide plants: August to September

Flowering period: May to June

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