IRIS

Named from the Greek for rainbow. It symbolises life and resurrection. It is also thought that the French fleur-de-lys is a representation of this flower.

Genus of about 300 species of upright rhizomatous or bulbous perennials from a wide range of habitats in the northern hemisphere.

Rhizomatous irises have stout rootstocks on or very close to the surface. Bearded irises have rootstocks on the surface, beardless have them just under the surface. The bulbous irises, which also have fleshy roots, fall into 3 groups, Reticulata, Juno and Xiphium.

Water irises (Laevigata) thrive in damp places and include the UK native I. pseudacorus, the yellow flag.

Our other native, I. foetidissima, stinking iris (curious rather than stinking) or gladdon, with its bright orange seeds, is a dull blue or buff-yellow flower of hedgebanks, damp woods and sea cliffs.

Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
  • Bulb/Corm or rhizomatous perennial
    Rhizomatous or bulbous perennials
  • Herbaceous
    Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.

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IRIS chrysographes

IRIS chrysographes

rhizomatous perennial with very dark purple, almost black flowers in early summer. Fragrant

 
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IRIS ensata

IRIS ensata

Japanese water iris

(kaempferi) - Water iris - shades pink-purple

 
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IRIS foetidissima

IRIS foetidissima

Gladdon, Stinking gladwyn, Stinking iris

dull purple flowers 2 feet in height

 
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IRIS 'Jane Phillips'

IRIS 'Jane Phillips'

pale blue bearded iris

 
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IRIS pallida 'Variegata'

IRIS pallida 'Variegata'

Great purple flag

leaves variegated gold and cream

 
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IRIS sibirica 'Blue King'

IRIS sibirica 'Blue King'

Siberian flag

clear blue

 
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IRIS sibirica 'Butter and Sugar'

IRIS sibirica 'Butter and Sugar'

Siberian flag

unusual, subtle colour break. Creamy-white standards and pale yellow falls

 
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IRIS sibirica 'Perry's Blue'

IRIS sibirica 'Perry's Blue'

Siberian flag

pale blue

 
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IRIS sibirica 'Ruffled Velvet'

IRIS sibirica 'Ruffled Velvet'

Siberian flag

ruffled purple flowers with a veined yellow blotch at the base

 
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IRIS sibirica 'Snow Queen'

IRIS sibirica 'Snow Queen'

Siberian flag

white

 
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IRIS unguicularis

IRIS unguicularis

Algerian iris

(syn. stylosa) - clear blue winter flowering iris

 
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Useful extras...

Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Afterplant - Grow Your Own
AFTER PLANT GROW YOUR OWN seaweed is ready to use liquid concentrate that was specially formulated be used on all edible plants.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Afterplant - Tomatoes
AFTER PLANT TOMATO FEED Liquid Concentrate with Bio stimulant is a high potash liquid concentrate containing seaweed extract, plant derived amino acids and other nutrients specifically formulated to benefit tomatoes and greenhouse plants.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
3 options from £3.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow Ericoid mycorrhizal fungi
This specially adapted Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi will boost the growth of acid-loving plants like rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and blueberries. It contains ericoid and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which are found in poor acidic soils where ericaceous plants naturally grow.
Only £7.50

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Only £7.50

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