Iris reticulata Blue (miniature) Iris reticulata Blue (miniature) Iris reticulata Blue (miniature) Iris reticulata Blue (miniature)
Iris reticulata Blue (miniature)
Iris reticulata Blue (miniature)
Iris reticulata Blue (miniature)
Iris reticulata Blue (miniature)
Iris reticulata Blue (miniature)

Iris reticulata Blue

A beautiful little iris, full of colour and fragrance.
Scented / Fragrant
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Shade
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Easy To Grow
  • A stunning dwarf iris with striking blue flowers and petals splashed with yellow and white.
  • Beautifully fragrant and attractive to bees and other pollinators for early season nectar.
  • Perfect for growing in pots and great planted through borders too.
  • Naturalising easily, getting bigger and better every year.
  • Supplied as 25 bulbs, ready for planting in autumn, growing to a height of 15 cm (6 in) and spread of 10 cm (4 in).
25 Bulbs - Item: 600151
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Product Description

Iris reticulata Blue is a dwarf, early flowering iris that is a native of mountainous parts of Russia, Turkey and Iran.

Narrow, erect foliage gives rise to richly coloured flower stems with vibrant cobalt blue blooms that have a bright golden yellow and white markings along the centre of each petal, giving them an orchid-like look. Appearing in March and April, the flowers are loved by bees and a host of other pollinators that appreciate the early source of nectar, and each one carries a wonderful fragrance.

Iris reticulata make a wonderful display when planted together in pots and they also work well in rock and gravel gardens or try them as a gorgeous centrepiece for your patio table. Preferring well drained soil and a sunny location, they will happily naturalise and spread, returning bigger and better every year. The bulbs can be lifted and divided in autumn.

Supplied as 25 bulbs, size 5/7 ready for planting in autumn, growing to a height of 15 cm (6 in) and spread of 10 cm (4 in).

What Is Supplied

Item 600151 supplied as:
Supplied as a pack of 25 bulbs, size 5/7 ready to plant out in autumn.

Harmful if eaten

Plant Information

Top Tips

  • To encourage Dutch Iris to naturalise, choose a planting location where the soil is hot and dry during the summer months.

Care Guide

Planting Advice for Iris Reticulata

  • Plant your Dutch irises where they will receive full sun in soil that drains well.
  • Heavy soil can be broken up by adding horticultural grit or sharp sand.
  • Plant bulbs at twice the depth of the height of the bulb and four times their width apart. e.g. 5cm tall bulbs need to be planted 10cm below the surface of the ground and 20cm apart.
  • Please check the bag for any additional planting instructions.
  • They are fine to plant even if a little green growth is showing, they’ll just need a good watering when you plant them, and then only when the soil is dry.


Aftercare Advice

  • Leave them in the ground once they die back – they’ll come back bigger and better each year.
  • While all the energy that a bulb needs in order to grow is stored in the bulb itself, they will do better if you feed them when in active green growth.
  • Plant in herbaceous borders, in pots, or leave in the ground to naturalise.
  • If planted in pots be sure to water frequently and keep moist.
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Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
15cm
10cm
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Iris reticulata Blue (miniature)
Iris reticulata Blue (miniature)
25 Bulbs
Item: 600151
Only £5.99