Iris 'North Star'
Iris 'North Star'
Iris 'North Star'
Iris 'North Star'
Iris 'North Star'
Iris 'North Star'

Iris 'North Star'

Iris 'North Star'

5 bulbs — £8.75

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Description

Alan McMurtrie, from Toronto, Canada, has been breeding remarkable new varieties of Reticulata irises for many years, and they are becoming more widely available in the UK. Iris 'North Star' is one of his newest—and, we think, one of his best! It is very early flowering, from January onwards, and it is a beautiful hybrid. Its cream-ivory petals (or falls) have a broad, central yellow ridge, dotted with deep turquoise. Even better than the colour is its strong fragrance—truly exceptional! 

Perfect for the front of a border, patio container, rockery or even simply in a pot in the greenhouse (or conservatory), this new dwarf iris will bring a fresh look to your garden (and home), and at the time of year when new growth is so welcome.

The beauty of reticulata irises, apart from their dwarf size and ease of growth, is that they come in a wide range of colours, often with multiple colours in a single flower. Iris reticulata 'North Star' is one of the latest varieties, and its unusual colouring is sure to be a talking point with your visitors.

Key features

  • Perfect for pots

  • Comes back every year

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Naturalising

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Low maintenance

  • Fully hardy

  • Rodent resistant

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Iris reticulata 'North Star'

  • Flower colour

    Yellow

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Bulb size

    6/+

  • Established height

    10-20cm

  • Established spread

    5-10cm

  • Plant spacing

    120 bulbs per m2

  • Habit

    Upright

  • Life cycle

    Perennial
    Naturalising

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1st year

  • Sunlight

    Full sun

  • Position

    Sheltered
    Exposed

  • Suitable for

    Pots
    Large containers
    Borders
    Gravel gardens
    Coastal gardens
    Rockery
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Stony
    Loam-based compost
    Multipurpose compost

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    No

  • Mouse resistant

    Yes

  • Rabbit resistant

    Yes

  • Deer resistant

    No

  • Toxicity

    Skin/eyes irritant
    Harmful if eaten

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Other information

    • Plant your Iris 'North Star' bulbs from mid to late autumn;

    • Plant in borders or containers in sun or partial shade;

    • Plant your bulbs two to three times as deep as the bulb is high;

    • Space the bulbs about twice the bulb diameter apart;

    • Place the Iris 'North Star' bulbs with the pointed side facing upwards.

    Read all planting & care instructions

  • Orders placed before 1 September 2022
    You can expect your order in September 2022

    Orders placed 1 September - 15 October 2022
    You can expect your order in October 2022

    Orders placed 16 October - 15 December 2022
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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