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  • bearded iris
  • Eventual height: 0.75m
  • Eventual spread: 0.6m

Iris 'Sultan's Palace'

bearded iris

Pot size bare root
bare root
3 bare root plants

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

    A magnificent, sultry, bearded iris, with lustrous, maroon-red flowers held on tall, stiff stems. Like all iris, it's a natural multiplier so will spread over a number of years. Plant it in bold drifts in a sunny, well-drained border.Softly ruffled petals, which are a dramatic shade of claret-red with just a hint of burnt orange, are offset by the deep gold beard. Its strong silhouette will provide the perfect foil for softer planting. Grows to 75cm. 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