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  • Flowering Time
    • June
    • July
  • Planting Time
    • March
    • April
    • May
  • Growing
    • Hardy
  • Perfect For
    • Cutting
    • Pots & Tubs
    • Small Garden & Balcony
  • Flowering Height
    • 60-80 cm
  • Bulb Size
    • 8/+ cm
  • Colour
    • Purples & Mauves
    • Oranges & Yellows

Dutch Iris Valentine

M5640
£2.30
(inc. 20.0% VAT)

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Description

Whilst the rhyme for Valentine’s Day mentions red roses and blue violets, the velvety, purple-indigo blooms of Dutch Iris ‘Valentine’ are sure to win your heart. The magnificent indigo colouring is brightened by a dash of contrasting gold, framed against narrow, reed-like foliage. Like a mischievous Cupid, this variety has angelic form, with tall upper petals reaching towards the heavens and lower petals (known as ‘falls’) outspread like wings. This distinctive shape complements a range of other spring-summer blooms such as alliums and camassia, providing versatile variety for your borders and floral arrangements.

Care Guide

Cultivate Dutch Iris in a sunny area of the garden with free-draining soil.

Plant the teardrop bulbs in autumn with their pointy tips facing up, 10-15cm deep and 15cm apart in the soil.  For best effect, grow in large groups.

Silky flowers in vibrant hues bloom during June and July on stems 50-95cm tall.  Excellent for cutting. Leave some foliage behind to die back naturally and feed the bulb for next year’s flowers.

Bulbs will naturalise easily when left undisturbed in a warm, dry location.

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