Iris

Iris 'Violet Beauty' (Reticulata)

Iris - Iris  'Violet Beauty' (Reticulata)

Common Name: Iris
Genus: Iris
Cultivar: 'Violet Beauty' (Reticulata)

Category: Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomatous Plants
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Good for a rock garden, Provides winter colour

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.12 m (12 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.08 m (8 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Purple, Yellow
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: January & February

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

The standards (upright inner petals) of this cultivar are a violet-purple while the falls (the outer slightly drooping petals) are slightly darker with a yellow/orange stripe. They look really pretty when pushing up through a layer of frost or snow in mid to late winter. Ideal for alpine beds and rockeries or plant in bare pockets at the front of the border.

  • Garden care: Plant bulbs 5cm deep in the autumn in a sunny spot in well-drained soil. Water moderately while they are actively growing and keep reasonably dry during their dormant period.

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