Intermediate bearded iris

Iris 'Vinho Verde'

Intermediate bearded iris - Iris  'Vinho Verde'

Common Name: Intermediate bearded iris
Genus: Iris
Cultivar: 'Vinho Verde'

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

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

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Green, Yellow
Foliage Colour: Green, Grey/SilverFlowering Period: May & June

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

  • With lemon-yellow standards and lime green-washed falls this is a cool-looking iris that really evokes its name. It flowers in May and June among grey-green strappy leaves and looks fabulous planted in drifts in a well-drained sunny border as a complement to blues and yellows.

  • 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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