Buy Dutch Iris Mix Bulbs
Dutch iris Flower bulb
In flower gardens, irises are a common flower to grow.
The springy flowers are not difficult to grow, thrive in a variety of climates, and require little maintenance and are drought tolerant. The Iris flower is beautiful when it blooms, with colours ranging from the usual purple shade to patterned white and yellow.
It has narrow leaves and upright stems that produce flowers with three huge spreading or dangling autumn petals alternated with three erect, frequently smaller, standard petals in late winter, early spring.
Common Name - Spanish iris, small bulbous-rooted iris
Height - Up to 30 inches
Flower Colour - Varies-Pink, Orange, Yellow, Dutch iris Blue magic, Purple Dutch iris, White, Multicolor, Dutch iris mixed colours
Bloom Time - May and June, but not always
Difficulty Level - Easy to grow
Planting and care
- Surface or carelessly mulching with organic matter, which may encourage rhizome rot
- Keep rhizomes exposed
- Unlike bulbs, which thrive deep underground, iris rhizomes need a bit of sun and air to dry them out
- If they recovered with soil or crowded by other plants, they will rot
- Irises may benefit from shallow mulching in the spring
- Do not trim iris leaves
- Leaves carry on photosynthesis for next year's growth
- Cut off brown tips and cut the flowering stalk down to the rhizome to discourage rot
- If iris foliage is hit with heavy frost, remove and destroy it to eliminate borer eggs
- After 2 to 5 years, when clumps become congested or lose vitality, divide and replant sound rhizomes in fresh soil.
- Iris rhizomes should be planted for maximum results in July, August, or September.
- This is also the optimum time to divide and replant iris that have gotten crowded, typically after three to five years (plants are typically dormant during the heat of July and August).
- Irises that have just been planted need to have their roots well-established before the growth season ends.
- At least four to six weeks prior to the first hard freeze or death frost, plant your irises.
Sunlight - Full Sun
Watering - Water thoroughly.
Soil - Sandy, Loamy well-drained soil
Temperature - 6 degrees C to 23 degrees C
Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer.
Iris Special feature
- Because they are attractive and are easy to grow, Dutch iris are a favourite among florists and home gardeners
- The plant is used as a decorative item.
How to store dutch iris bulbs
- Dry the roots completely, then scrape off any extra soil.
- Sprinkle some antifungal powder on them.
- Each bulb should be wrapped in newspaper and kept in a box in a cold, dark location.
- Regularly inspect them for any signs of deterioration.