Iris siberica collection
Buy our Iris collection of 3 Iris bare root plants (1 of each variety) for £9.99, or buy 2 collections for £19.98 and receive a third collection free. That's 9 Iris plants in total (6, plus another 3 free!). All supplied as bare root plants.
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: well-drained, moderately fertile, neutral to slightly acid soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: May and June
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Producing magnificent, often dazzlingly coloured flowers on upright stems, these elegant perennials have been in huge demand for centuries. The blooms of the beardless Siberian irises in this collection are made up of three larger, usually pendent outer petals (or falls) and three smaller, upright inner petals (or standards). Wonderful plants for pots as well as mixed or herbaceous borders in both a formal or informal setting, they can cope with coastal conditions and their upright habit makes them a popular choice for narrow beds at the base of a wall. Tolerant of a wide range of soils provided they are reliably moist but not waterlogged they will thrive in full sun or lightly dappled shade.
In each collection you will receive 3 bareroot iris plants one of each of the following -
- 'Golden Edge'The standards are framed by a collar of softly ruffled dark purple-blue falls, each with a fine picotee edge and heavy veining towards their yellow base. Mix with solid purples or yellows for contrast. Grows to 1m.
- 'Gull's Wing'Large white flowers that have a greenish yellow eye, top the upright stems which rise above the vase-shaped clump of slender, strap-like foliage in late spring and early summer. Grows to 90cm.
- 'Hubbard'The opulent colouring of this elegant iris will add impact to borders or pots, particularly when it is blended with softer tones. Their vertical structure also adds form when planted en-masse beside a pond. Grows to 1m.
These are sold as bare-root plants, which have recently been dug up from the ground. Therefore, they usually look a bit wilted and sad, however field grown plants are usually stronger and they will soon perk up very quickly when they are planted out in the garden or patio pot.
- Garden care: Plant in soil that has been improved with well-rotted manure or garden compost and do not allow to dry out, particularly as the plant is getting established. If planted in a container, it will need dividing and repotting every couple of years in spring.
Please note that these are sold as bare-root plants should be planted out as soon as they arrive!
- Harmful if eaten