A very striking Medium Iris with large deep blue to purple flowers.
This Iris will keep low whilst flowering venturing only slightly higher than 30cm with summer foliage. Flowering mainly in April-May these can sporadically flower through summer. Ideally grown in a sunny free draining soil with rhizomes visible on surface. Grown in an alpine rock garden, border or container this plant benefits from rhizome cutting/slicing to continue good flowering. To do this we recommend using a clean knife to cut up rhizomes into smaller segments every other year.
Common Name: Dwarf Bearded Iris
Life Cycle: perennial
Basic Colour: ( Purple )
Flower Colour: purple
Natural Flowering: April – May
Winter Hardiness: Fully Hardy
Height with Flowers: 30cm
Soil Requirements: average / dry / well-drained / sandy
Soil ph: acidic / alkaline / neutral
Location: container / cottage garden / border / rock garden
Pruning: cut back after flowering (careful as more often there are two or more buds on each stem and flower in sequence)
Tolerates: drought tolerant / salt tolerant / deer resistance / rabbit resistance / shallow soil