Iris laevigata is a true, elegant water iris producing beautiful sky-blue flowers and compact apple-green foliage. Dies back to the crown in Winter.
Top tip: By far the best time to divide is a soon as young shoots appear March/April.
Flowers: Late April/May
Height of plant: 20-30cm from crown. Forms compact and attractive clusters of leaves and flowers.
Propagation: Divide plants in early Spring or after flowering.
How to plant: Plant into a 5lt planting basket using heavy garden loam or Westland Aquatic Soil and place on a shelf in the pond. Fill the planting basket to a depth so that the crown of the plant is level with the rim. Hold the plant securely and fill in with soil all around the roots, pressing the soil down very firmly until the planting crate is almost filled to the brim. For aesthetic purposes, the soil can then be top dressed with no more than 1cm of pea gravel.
Recommended planting depth: The planting depth for this plant measured from soil surface to water surface and not including any gravel dressing is 5-15cm.