Iris

Iris 'Tangerine Sky'

Iris - Iris  'Tangerine Sky'

Common Name: Iris
Genus: Iris
Cultivar: 'Tangerine Sky'

Category: Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomatous Plants
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.90 m (90 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.45 m (45 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Gold, Orange
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: April & May

Soil Type: Acidic
Ericaceous: Requires a neutral or acid soil (or ericaceous compost), with a pH of 7 or below
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

This iris was introduced by American iris breeder 'Schreiner's' in 1976. It's tangerine and deep gold coloured flowers with a tangerine beard has ensured it's popularity ever since. The ruffled flower petals and fantastic sword shaped leaves are a bonus. Plant in big swathes for the best effect but it can also be used in smaller groups as a contrast to purple and blue coloured flowers.

  • Garden care: 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 minimise the incidence of wind-rock. In exposed areas stake with bamboo canes in early spring.


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