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Iris reticulata ‘Katharine Hodgkin’

Iris

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Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

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Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Iris reticulata 'Katharine Hodgkin'
  • Common name: Iris
  • Family: Iridaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Evergreen
Flower colour:

Blue

White

Foliage colour:

Green

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.

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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.

How to grow Iris 'Katharine Hodgkin'

  • Plant size

    15cm height

    10cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline / acidic

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do not Divide in March

Do not Divide in April

Do not Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do Divide in July

Do Divide in August

Do Divide in September

Do not Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Iris 'Katharine Hodgkin' and wildlife

Iris 'Katharine Hodgkin' is known for attracting bees. It nectar-pollen-rich-flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Iris 'Katharine Hodgkin' poisonous?

Iris 'Katharine Hodgkin' can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to People

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

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