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Irises, named after the Greek Goddess of the Rainbow are one of the most seductive of flowers and once smitten with this genus it is likely to be a long lasting love affair. With over 200 species in the Iris family it is possible to have an Iris flowering in your garden nearly every month of the year. Irises either grow from bulbs or from rhizomes; these can be quite large or very tiny.

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Picture of Dietes Grandiflora
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A popular member of the Iris family with narrow green sword like foliage and strong stems of open butterfly like blooms. The blooms have white falls with mauve standards and a splash of gold in the centre. Plant in sun or semi-shade and protect from harsh frost. Evergreen perennial.

Dietes grandiflora is a dramatic landscaping plant when planted en masse and allowed to multiply. I've actually got one growing in a large terracotta pot which looks pretty good too.

 

Colour: White / Purple
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 100cm x 60cm

Dietes Grandiflora

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Dietes Grandiflora

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Container: 2l  ? 

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Dietes Grandiflora

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A sweet and reliable Iris which has purple blooms in late winter - early spring. Attractive, sword like grey foliage. This Iris spreads by rhizomes which should not be completely covered by soil. Divide clumps every 3 years or so. Plant in the sun and well drained soil. Perennial.

Iris Kochii was originally thought to be a species Iris but it is in fact an ancient natural hybrid. Very easy to grow with a nice tidy habit.

 

Colour: Purple / White
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 45cm x spreads

Iris Bearded Kochii

Current Stock Height: 15/20 cm  ? 

Container: 2l  ? 

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Picture of Iris Hapswell Happiness
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Large, creamy white flowers with a yellow blaze and beautifuly ruffled standards and falls. Flowers over an extended period of time in early summer. Siberian irises are known for their elegant, delicate flowers and disease resistance and perform well in a sunny to partially shady garden. Water throughout the season so they continue looking their best. Siberian Irises bloom before Japanese Irises but after Tall Bearded Irises. Perennial

 

Colour: White / Yellow
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 80cm x spreading

Iris Hapswell Happiness

Current Stock Height: 5/10cm  ? 

Container: 2.5l  ? 

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Iris Higo 'Inspiration'. Popular variety with large claret red and white flowers early summer. To 70 cms. Sun, average to moist soil. Great around ponds.

 

Colour: Red / White
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 70cm x cm

Iris Higo Inspiration

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Container: 2.5l  ? 

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Higo Iris. Stunning large flat black purple flowers in summer. Yellow centre. Sunny position either in bog areas or with ample compost and water till flowering.

 

Iris Higo Star at Midnight

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Container: 2.5l  ? 

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Iris Higo. Lage flat plate sized flesh coloured flowers. Needs sunny position ample compost and water till flowering or boggy position. Divide every 3 -4 years. Winter dormant. Perennial

 

Iris Higo Worlds Delight

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Container: 2.5l  ? 

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Picture of Iris Higo Yashaboshi
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Stunning round flat flowers pale lilacky pink. Flowers in summer. These have cult status in Japan for indoors. Needs a sunny position either in a bog area or with lots of compost. Water till flowering . Prefers acid soil. Divide every 3-4 years Perennial

 

Iris Higo Yashaboshi

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Container: 2.5l  ? 

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Picture of Iris Kaboom

This easy to grow Iris forms a robust clump made up of small rhizomes. The foliage is dark green, tall and slender. In spring strong stems rise above the foliage and 'butterfly' like blooms of Navy Blue with gold and white starburst dance above the leaves. Will grow in sun or part shade. Likes rich acid soil. Perennial.

 

Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 75cm x cm

Iris Kaboom

Current Stock Height: 20/30cm  ? 

Container: 2.5l  ? 

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Picture of Iris Kaempferi Rose Queen
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Water Iris Elegant rose pink flowers on 1m stems, early to mid-summer.Ideally suited at edge of pond or bog areas.Winter doormant, plant in rich moist soil in sun. However, it must be placed in a well-drained area during winter to stop rhizomes rotting.

 

Iris Kaempferi Rose Queen

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Container: 2.5l  ? 

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This plant is very suitable for ornamental. She has striking leaves, blooms, or shape and is easy to combine. Requires a sunny spot and well-drained, rich soil.Originally a meadow plant and therefore particularly suitable for heavier soil types and occasionally moist soil.

 

Iris Kaempferi Snow Queen

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Container: 2.5l  ? 

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