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  • bearded iris

Iris 'Casque d'Or'

bearded iris

Pot size bare root
bare root
3 bare root plants

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: well-drained, moderately fertile, neutral to acidic soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: May and June
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Introduced in 1957, this eye-catching cultivar produces large, well-shaped flowers on tall upright stems. The golden-toffee coloured flowers associate well with rich plums, bronze and russets. Grows to 1m. Supplied as bare root plants.

  • Garden care: Plant shallowly with the upper part of the rhizome sitting on the surface of the soil, incorporating a low nitrogen fertiliser in the planting hole. After planting remove the upper-most third of the leaves to protect against wind-rock. In exposed areas stake with bamboo canes in early spring. Remove the stems after flowering from the base as this will concentrate the plant's energy into producing new rhizomes. Divide and replant about every three years.

  • Harmful if eaten