Bearded Iris 'Jane Phillips' - Plant

Iris germanica 'Jane Phillips'
Bearded Iris 'Jane Phillips'

These plants grow stronger each year.

Bearded Iris 'Jane Phillips' (Iris x Germanic) is strong, hardy and easy to grow. Also known as Iris barbata, the large rhizome produces grey-green leaves and sturdy stems carrying wonderfully shaped flowers in a soft flax-blue. Bearded irises prefer normal garden soil, not a wet and marshy ground. Irises are very popular both in the garden and as a cut flower.
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Planting and flowering details
  • Planting
  • Bearded Iris 'Jane Phillips' grows best in the garden. The plant has thick rhizomes. These thick roots should be planted as soon as possible after receiving them. First prepare the ground and thoroughly loosen the soil. Improve heavy garden soil by mixing in some sharp sand. Make a mound in the planting hole and lay the thick roots of the iris 'Jane Phillips' on the mound about 1 cm below ground level. Spread the roots along both sides of the mound. Fill the hole with soil and press firmly. Water immediately after planting. The spacing of the rhizomes should be roughly about 25-30 cm. Iris 'Jane Phillips' flowers well in a warm sunny area or semi shade in well-drained, fairly dry soil.
    Bearded Iris 'Jane Philips' is great for the garden
    Bearded Irises are a group of large-flowered irises that dislike wet soil. Dry soil with good water drainage is ideal. These irises grow best and are at home when planted in a raised bed against a south wall. However, Bearded Irises also experience a rich bloom when planted along a sunny border.
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  • Care
  • Bearded Iris 'Jane Phillips' is a hardy perennial. There are still gardeners who think that Iris Germanica like to grow in wet soil, but they are very happy in normal garden soils. Cut off faded flower stems completely and remove any unpleasant-looking leaves. The sword-shaped, greyish green leaves die towards the end of summer, but new leaves appear once again in autumn. In winter, cover the plants with a layer of fallen leaves or conifer branches. In spring, cut off all the leaves, provide it with a garden fertilizer and soon you will see new shoots growing above the ground.
    Bearded Irises should be rejuvenated
    For a rich flowering, it is recommended to rejuvenate your Bearded Irises after about four years. Dig up the rhizomes in August. Cut off the younger parts using a sharp knife while making sure that each part has a growing point (shoot leaf). Replant these young pieces and the following year the beautiful flowers appear again.
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  • Specifics
  • Bearded Iris 'Jane Phillips' is a wonderful variety. The upright petals often have a different colour than the drooping petals. This allows for a nice colour contrast within the flowers. The lower petals are called the 'beard'. Bearded Irises are also known by their former name, Iris Barbata, and are sometimes called Iris Barbata Sword. They have sword shaped foliage.
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  • Extra information
  • Latin name Iris germanica 'Jane Phillips'
    Delivery type Supplied as bare-rooted plant
    Guarantee 5 years guarantee
    Color Blue
    Light preference full sun ,  partial sun
    Scented not scented
    Flowers for cutting yes
    Flowering period May - June
    Growing height80 - 90 cm
    Planting distance30 - 40 cm
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