Bearded iris

Iris 'Blue Rhythm'

Bearded iris - Iris  'Blue Rhythm'

Common Name: Bearded iris
Genus: Iris
Cultivar: 'Blue Rhythm'

Category: Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomatous Plants
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Has fragrant flowers/foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.00 m (100 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 1.00 m (100 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Blue
Foliage Colour: Green, Grey/SilverFlowering Period: May & June

Soil Type: Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

  • Luscious lemon-scented, cornflower blue flowers with ruffled petals in May and June and sword-shaped grey-green leaves retained all year. This stately bearded iris looks lovely towards the front of a sunny, well-drained border among lavender or Russian sage. A popular tall variety, it will need staking.

  • Garden care: Bearded irises prefer full sun and neutral-alkaline soil but if you have acidic or peaty soils you can top dress with lime before planting for good results. Plant shallowly with the upper part of the rhizome sitting on the surface of the soil, incorporating a low nitrogen fertiliser in the planting hole. After planting remove the upper-most third of the leaves to protect against wind-rock. In exposed areas stake with bamboo canes in early spring. Divide and replant about every three years.


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