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Iris reticulata


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Plant type

Spring-blooming bulb

Flower colour






Skill level


Iris reticulata

Plant details

Iris reticulata is an early flowering iris, bearing pale blue to deep violet blooms with central yellow splashes down the middle of each petal, from late winter to early spring. It's perfect for growing at the front of a sunny border, and can also be grown in pots.

For best results grow in well-drained soil in full sun. Plant the rhizomes 5-10cm apart at twice their own depth. To propagate new stocks, divide bulbs from mid-summer to early autumn.

Family: Iridaceae

Genus: Iris

Species: reticulata

Plant type: Spring-blooming bulb

Flower colour: Violet

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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Intense late winter colour at a time when all seems bleak.
I keep mine in pots, a pick me up every time you walk past.
How can you afford not to?

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