Iris 'Painted Lady' (Reticulata)
- 20 × bulbs
- £4.89 £6.99
- 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 March
- Hardiness: fully hardy
- Bulb size: 5/-
One of the earliest bulbs into bloom each year, reticulata iris make fine additions to alpine beds, pots, windowboxes, and front of border positions. Their delicate appearance belies the fact that they are in fact pretty tough, often having to push their way up through the snow. The petals are a soft blue, and the falls are each freckled with stronger blue and have a yellow blush. Very pretty.
- Garden care: Plant bulbs 5cm deep and 5-10cm apart in the autumn, in a sunny spot with well-drained soil. Water moderately while they are actively growing and keep reasonably dry during their dormant period.
- Humans/Pets: Harmful if eaten