Iris reticulata 'Katharine Hodgkin'

Dwarf iris

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Plant type

Spring-blooming bulb

Flower colour

Blue, White





Skill level


Iris reticulata 'Katharine Hodgkin'

Plant details

Iris reticulata 'Katharine Hodgkin' is a delightful dwarf iris that is equally at home in the garden or the alpine house. The early spring flowers are larger than most other dwarf irises. Each delightful creamy white bloom is covered with distinctive blue veining.

Plant Iris reticulata 'Katharine Hodgkin' bulbs 5-10cm apart at twice their own depth in well-drained, moderately fertile soil in sun or partial shade. To propagate, divide bulbs from mid-summer to early autumn to increase stocks. Surround clumps with a layer of sharp grit to prevent them from being ruined by soil splashed up by rain drops.

Genus: Iris

Species: reticulata

Cultivar: Katharine Hodgkin

Plant type: Spring-blooming bulb

Flower colour: Blue, White

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 15cm

Spread: 10cm

Time to divide plants: July to September

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