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How to Grow Iris


Position – Full sun

Soil – Fertile and well-drained

Flowering Period – Spring

Hardiness –  Fully hardy

About Iris

Iris are bulbous or rhizomatous perennial plants with elegant, slender leaves and robust vertical stems. Striking flower heads, made up of three large pendant-like petals alternate with a further three petals that are often smaller and upright. Iris are highly versatile and are best suited to flower beds and borders, banks and slopes within a courtyard, coastal and informal garden. They will also make fantastic cut flowers. You should expect to see Iris grow to an approximate height of 60-90cm (24-36”) and a spread of 50cm (20”), although this is indefinite over time. Please take care when handling Iris, as they are toxic if ingested into your system and can cause skin irritation.

How to plant Iris

Iris plants are best planted in fertile, well-drained soil of sand, chalk and loam within an alkaline or neutral PH balance. Plant Iris 10cm (4”) deep, spacing companion plants 7cm (3”) apart. Water thoroughly after planting. Iris are best positioned in full sun and will require water when appropriate during active growth.

How to care for Iris

Once the flowering period has ceased, leave the foliage in place as the remaining leaves will gather sunlight to create a vital food source to strengthen these plants for the future. Foliage may be removed during their dormant period. You may also wish to cut these blooms whilst in flower to create beautiful bouquets for the home – this will not cause any detrimental effect to your plants.

How to propagate Iris

It is possible to propagate Iris by division during the summer and autumn – these should be located immediately into their final flowering position for them to thrive to optimum effect.

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