25x Dwarf Iris - Mix blue-purple-white - BulbIris reticulata
Perfect for naturalising!
Can spring not come early enough for you? Then plant these dwarf iris in your (rock) garden, the garden border or even a frost-resistant planter! These lovely dwarf irises appear very early in spring and are sure to amaze you with a magnificent flourish of colourful flowers that rather resemble small orchids.Show more
Planting and flowering details
Show moreAs soon as possible after receiving the Iris reticulata bulbs they can be planted in the garden, a flower pot or in a planter. Plant the bulbs in a hole that is three times as deep as the height of the bulb - a bulb of 2 cm should be planted in a 6 cm deep hole. The planting distance for Iris reticulata should be about 10 cm. Thoroughly loosen the soil and plant the bulbs point upwards. Refill the planting hole and avoid walking over the soil. Plant the Iris reticulata bulbs in large groups for best effect. Irises grow best in fertile, well-drained soil in a sunny or partly shaded position. These irises are particularly suitable for the rock garden.
Iris reticulata in potsThis dwarf Iris is a good variety for growing in pots or window-boxes. Layer the bottom of the pot with hydro-pellets or gravel and make sure you use fresh potting compost. They can be planted closer together in pots. Potted bulbs are of course more susceptible to frost. For extra insulation during the winter months, try lining the inside of the pot with bubble wrap before filling with potting compost (but don't forget the hole in the bottom).
Show moreThe Iris reticulata bulbs are ideal for naturalising, so they can remain in the same spot for years. Water during periods of drought but avoid making the soil too wet as they do not appreciate standing in water.
Deadhead the faded flowers and this will direct the energy back into the bulb. For a healthy growth, we recommend sprinkling Bakker's universal plant feed immediately after flowering. This will ensure a rich flowering for the following year. Protect them with a layer of leaf litter or straw if severe frost is predicted (> -20° C) - Use bubble wrap around pots and keep them out of the sun. Iris reticulata with good care will return with lots of flowers again next year.
Iris reticulata in the winterAlthough Iris reticulata is relatively hardy (to -20° C), as with most bulbs it is advisable to protect them, by ensuring a well-drained soil, they should then get through the winter.
Show moreThe scientific name comes from the Greek goddess 'Iris', who was the goddess of the rainbow, and messenger between the Olympian gods and the people. All the colours of the Iris are symbolic of the colours of the rainbow she travelled upon.
- Extra information
Latin name Iris reticulata Delivery type Supplied as bulb or tuber Guarantee 100% growth and flowering guarantee Color Blue, Purple, White Light preference full sun , partial sun Scented not scented Flowers for cutting no Flowering period February - March Growing height 15 cm Planting distance 5 - 10 cm Planting depth 5 - 6 cm Circumference bulb 5 cm