Iris Dwarf Katharine Hodgkin AGM has large pale blue flowers with yellow markings. Early. One of the best dwarf irises. Will flower regularly every year. Superb garden plant. Try planting them between cyclamen coum and snowdrops as they will look stunning.
AGM = Award of Garden Merit given by the RHS to bulbs that are proven to perform well in gardens
Dwarf iris can be grown in most aspects and soil types including of course containers and are a great asset to the garden. The early colour that iris bring to the garden flowering soon after snowdrops is quite varied, dependent of course on the variety chosen.
Dwarf Iris naturalise really well and as such will flower for a number of years. Cultivate the soil before planting to a depth of 10-15cms and dig in plenty of organic matter to provide food in the their first growing year. Bulbs should be planted 5cms deep and 5cms 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. Allow foliage to die back after flowering, you can remove the leaves when they have turned yellow. After flowering, feed with a high potash fertiliser, such as tomato feed, to encourage large bulbs to form. Lift and separate bulbs in autumn.
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: 10-15cm (4-6″)
Flowering Period: Jan/March
Aspect: Full sun preferred although will also grow in semi shade
Soil type: All free draining soils that are fertile
Planting Depth: 5cms
Planting distance: 3-5cms
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