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These bearded iris rhizomes do not like to be allowed to completely dry out.
Plant/bulb type: Rhizome
Planting time: Summer to Autumn
- Talls: 1-1m
- Dwarf: 40 -60cm tall.
- Rock: Up to 35cm tall.
Depth & spacing: Plant your bearded iris with the crown just at or above soil level (the point where the green growth starts). Plant tall bearded iris 40cm apart, Dwarfs & Rocks 30cm apart. The closer you plant Bearded Iris, the sooner they will need to be divided.
Aspect: Full sun.
Soil: Fertile and well drained. A rich soil is ideal. pH should be neutral.
Watering: Start watering when growth appears and keep soil slightly moist until foliage dies off after flowering.
Fertilising: Top dress with a complete fertiliser (eg: Blood & Bone) in early Spring each year
Flowering time: Mid to late Spring.
After flowering care: These plants require very little care. However, if you like neatness, you can cut the foliage back to about 10cm tall.
Climates: Cool to sub-tropical.
Comments: Very hardy plants. Most worthwhile in the garden because, with very little care they'll provide you with many flowers each year.