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Iris reticulata 'Gordon'

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Key information

Plant type

Spring-blooming bulb

Flower colour

Blue

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by Rachel Chappell, copyright GAP Photos (326225)

Plant details

Gordon' is a member of the Reticulata group of iris. It produces blue flowers with golden yellow and white throats in early spring. It is ideal for pots or rockeries. Plant the bulbs 5-10cm (2-4in) apart at twice their own depth in well-drained, moderately fertile soil in sun or partial shade. Top dress the soil with grit to avoid the delicate blooms getting splashed with soil when it rains. To propagate, divide bulbs from mid-summer to early autumn to increase stocks.

Family: Iridaceae

Genus: Iris

Species: reticulata

Cultivar: Gordon

Plant type: Spring-blooming bulb

Flower colour: Blue

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 15cm

Spread: 10cm

Time to divide plants: July to September


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