Iris reticulata has purple-blue fragrant flowers with yellow dots which appear very early. Its grass-like leaves are especially spectacular after flowering. For rock gardens and containers. Very easy to grow and most beautiful in large groups.
When to plant Dutch Iris Bulbs?
Plant Dutch Iris in fall when the daytime temperatures are in the 60’s or lower during the day and before the ground freezes for winter.
How to plant Dutch Iris bulbs?
Dutch Iris have a noticeably pointed end of the bulb, the pointed end should be facing the sky at planting. Plant Dutch Iris bulbs 3-4” deep with 3-4” spacing.
Where to plant Dutch Iris bulbs?
Plant these spring blooming bulbs in a full to part sun location that has well drained soil.
Dwarf Dutch Iris grow 6-8” tall and look best planted in large quantities in the front of a planting bed or rock garden. Plant 9-12 bulbs per square foot for the biggest color impact.
Planting Dutch Iris bulbs in Pots
Dutch Iris can be planted in pots in temperate climates that do not experience many freeze and thaw cycles. If Dutch Iris are planted in pots in above ground containers in a climate that has varying winter temperatures the pots will need to be insulated to protect the bulbs from the effects of the freezing and thawing that may occur.
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