Iris reticulata 'Katharine Hodgkin'

Iris reticulata 'Katharine Hodgkin'

Iris

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Iris reticulata 'Katharine Hodgkin'
  • Common name: Iris
  • Plant type: Perennial
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Evergreen

Height: 15cm

Spread: 10cm

Flower colours:
  • Blue
  • White
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Flowers

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Iris reticulata 'Katharine Hodgkin'

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.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Front
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Irritates skin, Purgative if ingested

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