A sought after garden colour.
The falls are royal blue, with a medium ruffle and white and yellow beard. The standards are softer, blending darker at the base. Not a true blue but in afternoon light it appears so.
These mini marvels are simply superb in large and small gardens and of course pots. They even make great cut flowers. Dwarf Bearded Iris are more compact and flower earlier than the standard forms of Bearded Iris.
Dwarf Bearded Iris are easy care and will bring plenty of colour to your beds. Their late spring show bridges the gap between the spring and summer blooms, and they are in colour for around a month, beginning just as the tulips are fading with the chance of spot flowers through the year.
The sword like foliage of Dwarf Bearded Iris opens in a fan shape. It stands tall and is a handsome feature almost year round. They are semi evergreen, so when the leaves start to look a little lack lustre, just cut them right back, new ones will soon re-shoot.
Dwarf Bearded Iris will thrive in any well drained soil in a sunny position, and tend to flower better with a touch of frost. Plant your Dwarf Bearded Iris rhizome at the soil surface, with the top exposed (at the point where the green growth starts). The rhizome should be kept clear of other plants and weeds for best blooms. Water to establish, then only if rainfall is low. An annual application of rose fertiliser will keep them happy. It is best to ensure you protect your plants from slugs and snails.
Dwarf Bearded Iris make an excellent companion plant for roses.
Supplied as: Bare rooted
Mid to Late Spring
Cool to Sub-Tropical