Intermediate bearded iris

Iris 'Langport Minstrel'

Intermediate bearded iris - Iris  'Langport Minstrel'

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

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

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

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: White
Foliage Colour: Blue/GreenFlowering Period: May & June

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

A delicate-looking white iris with distinctive veining on the falls that looks much like a medieval lyre - hence its name. A charming variety that is free flowering and looks lovely planted alongside pale blues and lilacs 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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