Iris in an owl planter gift set
- gift set
- available to order from autumn 2024
- Bulbs (only) £4.95
- Position: bright light
- Soil: compost supplied
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: November to February (depending on when planted)
- Hardiness: fully hardy
- Dimensions: 11cm D x 10cm H
Enjoy these lightly scented, colourful winter irises (up to 15cm tall) as part of a gift set to add a bit of seasonal colour to your home. As a gift to yourself or a loved one it keeps giving because once the flowers have faded, the bulbs can then be planted out in the garden where they will continue to produce their stunning, hardy, and early-season flowers each spring. After purchase store in a cool and dry place.
This kit comes complete with an owl-themed ceramic pot, 5 x Iris reticulata bulbs, potting compost and clear instructions to create a beautiful display for your home.
Indoor growing instructions: Making the compost - place the peat-free compost pellets in a suitable mixing container and add 300ml of lukewarm water. Allow to stand and expand for 30-60 minutes, drain off any excess water and mix compost well. You may have more compost than you require and more water could be required if the compost mix is looking dry.
How to plant (from August onwards): Half fill the planter with the compost. Place the bulbs with the nose upright and cover with more compost. Water sparingly so the compost is moist. Be careful not to overwater. Place the planter in a cool dark position (7-9ºC).When the shoots appear (approx. 8 weeks) place the planter in a light position (18-20ºC). Turn occasionally as the flowers will grow towards the light. Keep the compost moist at all times. When the flowers have finished blooming, the bulbs can be planted outside in the garden.
- Humans/Pets: Harmful if eaten