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Iris Collection

VIBRANT COLOURS, FRILLY PETALS and a touch of the exotic, it’s no wonder that botanical artists are inspired to paint these plants. Children are intrigued too as they peer into the flower to stroke the “furry caterpillar”.
Ruffled blooms and fuzzy beards appear in late spring and early summer, up to nine blooms on each stem. The clumps of attractive, architectural sword-shaped foliage are evergreen and adorned with a second flush in late summer by Autumn Encore.
The secret of growing Iris is to plant in the Autumn as they need the winter chill to flower.
Excellent for naturalising, drought tolerant and the flowers are good for cutting. Deer and rabbit resistant too. Easy to grow in any well-drained soil in full sun. Height 60-90cm (24-36"). Spread indefinite over time yet easily divided. Fully hardy perennial.

This collection comprises of;
Ambassadeur. Height 90cm (36")
Superstition. Height 60cm (24")
Edith Wolford. Height 65cm (26")
Autumn Encore. Height 85cm (34")
Desert Echo. 90cm (36")

Flower Colour
Lilac, Pink, Purple, Yellow

Type of garden
Container Gardening, Cottage Garden, Cutting Garden, Prairie Style planting

Hardy Perennial


Flowers For Cutting/Drying, Foliage/Stem/Fruit Interest, Ideal for Beginners, Rare or Unusual, Suitable for Container

Flowering Time

Full Sun

60-90cm (24-36")

Iris Sibirica


Moist, well drained


Sun or partial shade





Additional Information

Excellent for naturalising. Easy to grow. In drier soils, dig in well-rotted organic matter before planting, then apply a mulch in spring. Remove any dying foliage in autumn, old flower stems can be cut down after flowering. When established propagate by division from mid-summer to early autumn. Ingestion may cause severe discomfort. Fully hardy perennial. Bare roots take up to 6-12 weeks to appear after planting.

Delivery Date: 25 Oct 2018 (+/- 14days)
Plant Hardiness

How hardy are our plants?

All our plants have a guideline temperature for how well they will tolerate winter cold.

Fully hardy perennials will withstand temperatures down to -15 °C (5°F) and often lower.
Hardy perennials are happy down to at least -5°C (23°F)
Half hardy perennials can withstand down to around 0°C (32°F)
And Tender perennials may be damaged by temperatures below 5°C (41°F)

Please remember that temperatures can vary significantly within quite a small area, and hardiness can be affected by soil, position and other factors.
If in doubt please give us a call.

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"Thank you ladies for your beautiful plants.
Praise also, for the Bulrush Compost, of which I have purchased 8 bags during the past six months. It is superb and my garden has flourished.
Bless you,
Kind wishes"
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