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Dutch Iris

Family: Iridaceae
Plant/bulb type: True bulb.
Planting time: Late Summer to Autumn
Height: 80cm or taller.
Depth & spacing: 10-15cm deep & 10-15cm apart.
Aspect: Full sun to light shade.
Soil: Free draining & friable.
Watering: Start watering when growth appears and keep soil slightly moist until foliage dies off after flowering. It is ideal to keep bulbs relatively dry whilst dormant.
Fertilising: Top dress with a complete fertiliser each Autumn. Eg: Blood & Bone.
Flowering time: Late Spring.
After flowering care: These bulbs can dug each year or left in the ground to naturalise.
Comments: Dutch Iris are an excellent source of colour for late Spring. Their stately blooms are also excellent as cut flowers.
Climates: Subtropical to cool.

Last Reviewed: 13/02/2004 11:30:33 AM
Keywords: Dutch Iris, plant care, garden care, garden tip, plant guide, garden guide, perennial, flower bulb, spring bulb

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