Iris

Iris 'Cable Car'

Iris - Iris  'Cable Car'

Common Name: Iris
Genus: Iris
Cultivar: 'Cable Car'

Category: Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomatous Plants
Growth Rate: Average

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.90 m (90 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.45 m (45 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Brown, Orange
Foliage Colour: Blue/GreenFlowering Period: May & June

Soil Type: Acidic
Ericaceous: Requires a neutral or acid soil (or ericaceous compost), with a pH of 7 or below
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

  • Glowing large honey brown blooms with an orange beard are held on tall stiff stems and are produced from early to midsummer. This variety looks lovely planted in bold drifts in a sunny well-drained border. They don't like to be shaded as they like their rhizomes to be baked by the sun. Like all irises, it is worth preparing the soil before planting by adding plenty of well rotted manure or good garden compost to provide nitrogen and other nutrients.

  • Garden care: 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 minimise the incidence of wind-rock. In exposed areas stake with bamboo canes in early spring.

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