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