Bearded iris

Iris 'Cliffs of Dover'

Bearded iris - Iris  'Cliffs of Dover'

Common Name: Bearded iris
Genus: Iris
Cultivar: 'Cliffs of Dover'

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

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

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: White, Yellow
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: May & June

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

  • A beautiful bearded iris with magnificent cool, milky white flowers with pale lemon at the base of each petal and grey-green sword-like leaves. The flowers appear from mid-May through to June or even July. A gorgeous variety for a white border or for a cottage garden.

  • 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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