Tall bearded iris

Iris 'Supreme Sultan'

Tall bearded iris - Iris  'Supreme Sultan'

Common Name: Tall bearded iris
Genus: Iris
Cultivar: 'Supreme Sultan'

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

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.90 m (90 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.20 m (20 cm)

Foliage Type: Semi EvergreenFlower Colour: Brown, Gold, Purple, Orange
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: May & June

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


  • Other features: all parts of the plant may cause severe discomfort if ingested

A sultry iris with gold and mahogany flowers that are held on tall ramrod-stiff stems. A magnificent bearded iris that looks superb planted with rust and chocolate coloured flowers. Great for planting in bold groups in full sun and well-drained soil. Like all irises it is worth preparing the soil before planting by adding plenty of well rotted manure or good garden compost to provide nitrogen and other nutrients.

  • 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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