Our Dutch Iris collection comprises on 10 each of varieties – Silvery Beauty, Eye of the Tiger, Apollo, Lion King and Mickey Ocean. Dutch iris make excellent garden plants as well as great for cut flower arrangements.
Dutch Iris naturalise and as such will flower for a number of years. Cultivate the soil before planting to a depth of 20cms and dig in plenty of organic matter to provide food in the their first growing year. Bulbs should be planted 10cm deep and 8cms apart in groups of 10 or more for the best effect. They prefer to be grown in full sun although they can be grown in semi shade. Ensure soils are well drained and do not dry out in the summer. Iris also perform really well when planted in containers. Containers can either be used for iris or planted with later flowering bulbs such as lily tulips, perennials or annuals. Allow foliage to die back after flowering, you can remove the leaves when they have turned yellow.
Water bulbs after planting and apply a mulch of compost in November/December.
Feed regularly during the growing season with bone meal or tomato food.
Flowering Height: 90-100cm (36-40″)
Flowering Period: June-July
Aspect: Full sun preferred although will also grow in semi shade
Soil type: All free draining soils that are fertile
Planting Depth: 8-10cms
Planting distance: 8-10cms
New season top quality bulbs dispatched from September on-wards