- Flowering Time
- Planting Time
- Perfect For
- Pots & Tubs
- Small Garden & Balcony
- Flowering Height
- 75 cm
- Bulb Size
- Top Size
- Oranges & Yellows
- Reds & Burgundy
Iris Bearded Rajah
Iris ‘Rajah’ is an unapologetic display of lavish colour, with blooms that will stop you in your tracks. Like a Sultan’s sumptuous turban cut from raw silk and velvet, this majestic variety conjures all the luxurious opulence of a Rajah’s palace. Rich, oxblood falls are shot with bronze veining and speckled with cinnamon flecks, culminating in a standard resembling a golden crown. The splendid appearance of this Bearded Iris is further enhanced by an accompanying heady perfume of spiced vanilla. Plant in bold drifts amongst your herbaceous borders where ‘Rajah’ will steal the show from late spring to early summer.
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.