Dutch Iris 'Bronze Beauty' - BulbIris hollandica 'Bronze Beauty'
Colourful and eye-catching
The iris 'Bronze Beauty'® (Iris hollandica) is a flower that has an unusual colouring in bronze and amber. Irises are very popular flowers for cutting and they look lovely in the border as well. The best effect is by planting them in groups. As our irises are excellent value make sure you order them in large quantities.Show more
Planting and flowering details
Show moreAs soon as possible after receiving the iris 'Bronze Beauty'® bulbs they can be planted in the garden, a flower pot or in a planter. If not they must be kept in a frost-free area. Bulbs planted in a flower pot are not usually frost resistant. Plant the bulbs in a planting hole that is three times as deep as the height of the bulbs. A bulb of 2 cm should be planted in a 6 cm deep hole. The planting distance for iris 'Bronze Beauty'® is about 15 cm. Loosen the soil well and plant the bulbs with the point facing upwards. Refill the planting hole and avoid walking over the soil. Plant the 'Bronze Beauty' bulbs one by one with a small trowel or with a special bulb planter. For larger groups make a wider hole and plant more bulbs in it. The Dutch Iris grows best in fertile, well-drained soil in a sunny position.
Iris 'Bronze Beauty'® in the gardenThe more flower bulbs planted, the greater effect the Dutch iris 'Bronze Beauty'® will have in your garden or pots. Plant them in groups of at least 6 bulbs, or divide about 25 to 50 or more flower bulbs evenly over the garden border or flower bed. Dutch iris also grow very well in a flower pot or patio planter. Make sure you use fresh potting compost and put a layer of gravel or hydro granules at the bottom of the pot. The bulbs can be planted closer together in a pot.
Show moreThe 'Bronze Beauty'® bulbs can remain in the same spot for years. Deadhead the faded flowers and this will direct the energy back into the bulb. After flowering, leave the foliage to die down naturally and cut back when it has turned yellow. During the winter protect with straw or fallen leaves. To protect the bulbs grown in a pot against frost, place the pot in a frost-free area or cover it with bubble wrap. 'Bronze Beauty'® will provide you with an abundance of flowers again the following spring.
Show moreIris 'Bronze Beauty'® are also called the Dutch Iris or Iris Hollandica. The scientific name comes from the Greek goddess 'Iris', who was the goddess of the rainbow, the messenger of the Olympian gods and the people. It is reported that she travelled over the Rainbow, and all the colours of the Dutch Irises are symbolic of the colours of the Rainbow. There are many different varieties of these iris and all are especially popular as cut flowers. Iris 'Bronze Beauty'® is a real beauty with a very special colouring: bronze and amber with a handsom design. The bottom 'lip' of the flowers is decorated with a yellow marking. It is a wonderful flower to combine with most flowers.
Iris ‘Bronze Beauty’® as a cut flowerThe special flowers of Dutch Iris 'Bronze Beauty'® are suitable for cutting and last for a long time in a vase. A group of these bronze and amber iris should not be missing from the flower garden. They are so unusual that they really should be planted in a conspicuous spot. Pick the flowers preferably early in the morning. Remove the lower leaves and put the stems immediately in a bucket full of lukewarm water with a cut flower food.
- Extra information
Latin name Iris hollandica 'Bronze Beauty' Delivery type Supplied as bulb or tuber Guarantee 100% growth and flowering guarantee Color Multicoloured Light preference full sun , partial sun Scented not scented Flowers for cutting yes Flowering period May - July Growing height 50 cm Planting distance 8 cm Planting depth 8 cm