Dwarf Iris Alida

Break winter's spell.

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These darling, soft blue flowers will put an end to winter and signal the spring. The fragrance is light but fabulous but the main appeal is visual.

Dwarf Iris ‘Alida’ are hardy bulbs that will tolerate frost, full sun to semi shade and any well drained soil. Plant around 8cm deep and space 5cm apart.

Water in well, then you only need to bother if rainfall is low during growth. The bulbs don’t need to be lifted and can be left in the ground to naturalise. The bulbs are small, so it is a good idea to mark their spot so you don’t lose them!

Fertilise Dwarf Iris ‘Alida’ with the flower in spring with a high potassium or liquid fertiliser. They look wonderful in a rockery, pot or towards the front of a garden bed. You get one flower per bulb so they are best planted in clumps.

Code

IRRAD

Botantical name

Iris reticulata

Height

10-15cm

Width

5cm

Flowers

Late Winter Early spring

Climate

Cool to Temperate

Availability

Australia wide

Frost hardiness

Aspect

Full Sun to Semi Shade

Supplied as

Bulbs

Water needs

2