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Iris reticulata ‘Pauline’

Reticulata iris

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Flowers

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  • Botanical name: Iris reticulata 'Pauline'
  • Common name: Reticulata iris
  • Family: Iridaceae
  • Plant Type: Bulb, Perennial, Evergreen

Iris reticulata is a dwarf, bulbous iris, with narrow, erect leaves and fragrant purple flowers. Iris reticulata ‘Pauline’ bears rich velvety purple, almost black flowers in early spring. It’s perfect for growing in pots or sunny rockeries.

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Plant Iris reticulata ‘Pauline’ bulbs 5-10cm apart at twice their own depth in well-drained, moderately fertile soil in sun or partial shade. Top dress the soil with grit to avoid the delicate blooms being splashed with soil when it rains. To propagate, divide bulbs from midsummer to early autumn.

How to grow Iris 'Pauline'

  • Plant size

    15cm height

    10cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

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Do Plant in October

Do 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 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 'Pauline' and wildlife

Iris 'Pauline' is known for attracting bees. It has 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 'Pauline' poisonous?

Iris 'Pauline' 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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