Iris versicolor

£4.10

Water iris, compact, easy to grow and readily bulks up.

Description

A compact water iris with deep purply blue flowers.

Top tip: .Before planting divisions cut  leaves back to about 15cm otherwise the leaves will rot back to the crown and the plant may die.

Flowers: April/May

Height of plant: 30-50cm from crown

Propagation: Readily produces side shoots. You can divide these after they have flowered, but we the best time to divide is once the young shoots have become established in April/May

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 top of the rhizome at the base 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 5-10cm.