Iris 'Katharine Hodgkin' (Reticulata)

Iris - Iris  'Katharine Hodgkin' (Reticulata)

Common Name: Iris
Genus: Iris
Cultivar: 'Katharine Hodgkin' (Reticulata)

Category: Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomatous Plants
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Suitable for growing in containers, Good for a rock garden, Provides winter colour
Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.12 m (12 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.08 m (8 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Blue, Green, Cream, Yellow
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: January & February

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

The great attributes of this plant have been recognised by the Royal Horticultural Society and they have given it the Award of Garden Merit.The flowers are breathtakingly intricate. Each bloom has a creamy-yellow base overlaid with sky blue and a deep yellow centre with green flecks and spots. These appear in January to February so they are up at the same time as the crocuses. They make excellent container and rock garden flowers.

Garden Care: Plant bulbs 5cm deep in the autumn in a sunny spot in well-drained soil. Water moderately while they are actively growing and keep reasonably dry during their dormant period.

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