Intermediate bearded iris

Iris 'Langport Flame'

Intermediate bearded iris - Iris  'Langport Flame'

Common Name: Intermediate bearded iris
Genus: Iris
Cultivar: 'Langport Flame'

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

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.55 m (55 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.60 m (60 cm)

Foliage Type: Semi EvergreenFlower Colour: Purple, Orange
Foliage Colour: Blue/GreenFlowering Period: April & May

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

This iris has sumptuous deep purple beards and a lick of flame at the throat. It is a popular variety not just for its stunning colour but also for the musky scent of Indian spices that drifts on the air in warm spring evenings. It looks fabulous planted in drifts in a well-drained sunny border or studded throughout a colour-themed scheme.

  • 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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