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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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aka Fortnight Lily or Spanish Iris

A member of the Iris family that forms a large clump of erect, sword-like, light green, leathery foliage. Dainty pale yellow blooms with chocolate brown blotches will appear in spring-summer. Prefers well drained, humus rich soil and protection from harsh frost. Sun or part shade. Evergreen.

 

Flower Colour: Yellow / Red
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 90cm x 50cm

Dietes Bicolor

Current Stock Height: 15/20 cm  ? 

Container: 1.5l  ? 

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aka Wild Iris

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.

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.

 

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

Dietes Grandiflora

Container: 1.5l  ? 

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Dietes Grandiflora

Current Stock Height: 30/35 cm  ? 

Container: 2l  ? 

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aka Siberian Flag

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 deep purple dance above the leaves. Will grow in sun or part shade. Likes rich acid soil. Perennial.

Siberian Iris do best in soil that does not completely dry out in summer.

 

Flower Colour: Purple
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1m x 0.6m

Iris Caesars Brother

Current Stock Height: 40/50 cm  ? 

Container: 2.5l  ? 

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aka Siberian Flag

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 white dance above the leaves. Will grow in sun or part shade. Likes rich acid soil. Perennial.

Siberian Iris do best in soil that does not completely dry out in summer.

 

Flower Colour: White
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1m x 0.6m

Iris Crystal Bright

Current Stock Height: 20/35 cm  ? 

Container: 2.5l  ? 

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aka Pacific Coast Iris

The Pacific Coast or Californian Iris is a delightful little perennial that can be grown in the sun or part shade in well drained soil. In early spring stems of blooms appear the narrow green leaves. Gradually forms a spreading clump. NB - only divide in the autumn. Evergreen.

 

Habit: Clump forming

Iris Pacifica Mixed

New stock expected Beginning of December, 2022. Pre-order now. Estimated price $21.99 each. Payment when stock arrives.

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