Intermediate bearded iris

Iris 'Fritillary Flight'

Intermediate bearded iris - Iris  'Fritillary Flight'

Common Name: Intermediate bearded iris
Genus: Iris
Cultivar: 'Fritillary Flight'

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

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.65 m (65 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.60 m (60 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Grey, Yellow
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

  • Lovely light dove-grey standards with wavy ochre-yellow falls appear in early summer above grey green strappy leaves. The cream and blue brown overtones of this iris complement most colour schemes and look great planted in bold drifts in a sunny well-drained border.

  • 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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