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Iris 'Quechee'

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Red, Magenta

Feature

Flowers, Dramatic foliage

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Experienced

Iris 'Quechee'

Plant details

What's known as a tall bearded iris (iris over 70cm), 'Quechee' has large, attractive, orange-red flowers with gold yellow centres in late spring and early summer. They're ideally suited to a pastel scheme, or as accent plants next to species with pale flowers and foliage. Plants benefit from being planted where their rhizomes are exposed to the sunshine. This will encourage them to flower freely. Don't plant them too close together or the group will become congested, to the detriment of the individual flowers.

Family: Iridaceae

Genus: Iris

Cultivar: Quechee

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Red, Magenta

Foliage colour: Blue-green

Feature: Flowers, Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Dry, Sandy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 100cm

Spread: 50cm

Time to divide plants: July to August


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