Iris reticulata

Iris reticulata

Iris

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Key Information

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

Height: 15cm

Spread: 10cm

Flower colour:
  • Purple
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Flowers

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Iris reticulata

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 Iris reticulata 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.

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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