Mixed Dutch Iris 'Tiger' - Bulb

Iris hollandica  'Tiger'
Mixed Dutch Iris  'Tiger'

Colourful and eye-catching

A superb mixture of Dutch Iris (Iris hollandica) with eye-catching shapes and beautiful colours. Planted in several groups, these flowers will form a striking sight in any garden. Try them in larger planters on the patio too! Dutch irises make great cut flowers too. Enjoy them everywhere!
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Planting and flowering details

Plant Details

  • Planting
  • As soon as possible after receiving the Iris 'Tiger Mix' 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 of the iris 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 'Tiger Mix' bulbs one by one with a small trowel. For larger groups make a wider hole and plant more bulbs in it. They grow best in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun.
    Iris 'Tiger Mix' in a pot
    The more 'Tiger Mix' bulbs you plant the bigger the effect of the flowers. Plant in groups of at least 6 bulbs. Or divide about 30 or more bulbs evenly over the garden border or flower bed. Dutch iris grow very well in a flower pot or planter on the patio. 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 when planting in a pot.
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  • Care
  • The bulbs of the Dutch Iris 'Tiger Mix' can be left in the same spot for many years. During dry periods, water well, taking care not to overwater as this could cause the bulbs to rot. After the flowering period remove 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. Leaving the foliage on the plant until then allows it to take in the sunlight which provides nourishment for the following years flowering. The bulbs can be protected during the winter when they are dormant by covering them with straw. To protect the bulbs grown in a pot against frost, place the pot in a frost-free area or cover it with bubble wrap. The following spring you will be rewarded once more with this superb mixture.
    Dutch Irises can survive throughout the winter
    The Dutch Iris bulbs are frost sensitive. You can protect them during the winter with a layer of fallen leaves or pine branches. They can also be lifted from the ground and stored in a frost-free area. 
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  • Specifics
  • Iris 'Tiger' are called Dutch 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. The flowers have an exotic colour scheme of orange and violet. The bottom 'lip' of the flowers is decorated by a macula. It is a wonderful flower to combine with most flowers,
    Iris 'Tiger Mix' as a cut flower
    The special Dutch iris ‘Tiger’ is very suitable as a cut flower. A group of these special coloured irises can therefore not be missing from your flower garden. The flowers last for a long time in a vase. Pick the flowers preferably early in the morning. Choose stems when the buds are showing colour. Remove the lowermost leaves and put the stems immediately in a vase full of lukewarm water with cut flower food.
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