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  • iris collection
  • Eventual height: 0.15m
  • Eventual spread: 0.08m

Iris reticulata collection - 150+75 Free bulbs

iris collection

2+1 FREE collections £38.97 £25.98
2+1 FREE collections £38.97 £25.98
1 collection £12.99
Buy 1 collection of 75 bulbs (25 of each variety) for £12.99, or buy 2 collections for £25.98 and we will send you another collection absolutely free - that's 225 bulbs (75 of each of the varieties listed below) for £25.98!
  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: well-drained, moderately fertile, neutral to slightly alkaline soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: Jan-Feb
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
  • Bulb size: 5/7

    Beguiling, low-growing plants, reticulata iris produce their colourful and lightly scented blooms in late winter and early spring. Outside, they will add early interest at the front of a sunny border, gravel garden or alpine bed, but they also make excellent additions to pots and can even be brought inside for a short time when in flower. Originating from mountainous slopes in parts of the Caucasus, Turkey, Iran and Iraq, they will flourish in a sunny spot with freely-draining neutral to slightly alkaline soils. If grown in pots, choose a loam-based potting compost and add a little extra grit. Plant the bulbs 10cm deep in late summer or early autumn leaving approximately 10cm between each (closer in pots). When actively growing they should be watered moderately, but reduce this during their summer dormancy.

    In each collection you will receive the following:

    25 × Iris 'Harmony' (Reticulata)
    This hyrbid has relatively large, royal blue flowers with a striped white throat and a bright yellow central band on the falls. The crests have a slightly feathered edge, creating a softly ruffled effect. Grows to 15cm tall.

    25 × Iris 'Pauline' (Reticulata)
    Providing a bright splash of colour in late winter and early spring - often when there is little else in bloom, these low growing iris are valuable additions to pots, windowboxes, alpine beds and rockeries. They will also look very sweet when popping up at the front of a sunny border. Grows to 12cm tall.

    25 × Iris 'Alida' (Reticulata)
    Recently introduced and still quite hard to find, this mid blue iris has splashes of yellow on each fall. Gardening 'Which' Magazine carried out a trial on this plant and they recommend it to their readers, as it is a strong grower with intensely coloured flowers. Grows to 15cm tall.

  • Garden care: Outside plant the bulbs 5cm deep in the autumn in a sunny spot in well-drained soil. Water moderately while they are actively growing and feed with a general purpose fertiliser. Keep reasonably dry during their dormant period.
  • Harmful if eaten