Intermediate bearded iris

Iris 'Langport Wren'

Intermediate bearded iris - Iris  'Langport Wren'

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

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: Brown, Purple, Pink
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: May & June

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

An award-winning iris which has dark magenta flowering with deep purple veining on the petals and unusual brown beards. This is an extraordinarily free flowering variety and makes a real impact planted in bold swathes in a sunny 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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