Iris 'Alida' (Reticulata)
- 25 × bulbs
- sold out
- Bulbs (only) £4.95
- Position: full sun
- Soil: well-drained, moderately fertile, neutral to slightly alkaline soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: January to February
- Hardiness: fully hardy
- Bulb size: 5/7
Relatively hard to find, this striking mid-blue iris has sunny splashes of yellow on each fall. Gardening 'Which' Magazine carried out a trial on this plant and recommended it to their readers, as it is a strong grower with intensely coloured flowers. Plant in clusters at the front of the border, or pot it up and keep it on the patio.
- Garden care: Plant bulbs 5cm deep in the autumn in a sunny spot in well-drained soil. Water moderately while they are actively growing and keep reasonably dry during their dormant period.
- Humans/Pets: Harmful if eaten