- Flowering Time
- Planting Time
- Perfect For
- Pots & Tubs
- Small Garden & Balcony
- Flowering Height
- 65 cm
- Bulb Size
- Top Size
- Whites & Creams
Iris Bearded Foggy Dew
Like the lavender mist which floats above the ground on a spring morning, Iris ‘Foggy Dew’ brings a veil of hazy, indistinct colour which shimmers in the dawn light. This serene variety is a bicolour blend of milky white petals, stained by violet streaking and edged with lilac-blue. The upright standards are heavily frilled and crimped, with loosely waved, flaring falls. At the centre of each bloom is a soft gold ‘beard’, luring bees and butterflies to gather the plentiful pollen and feast on honeyed nectar. This variety has a sweet fragrance, filling the air with soothing scent.
Bearded Iris require an open position in full sun to thrive.
A bed of garden soil, enriched with organic matter such as aged manure and compost provides the ideal growing medium.
Plant the rhizomes 30cm apart in early autumn or spring, with their tops left exposed to light, above the surface of the ground.
Flamboyant, bearded blooms flower in early summer above sword-like foliage.
Ensure rhizomes remain exposed to the sun year-round which will ensure flowers the following year.
Clumps can be divided every 3 years to promote healthy growth.