Dutch Iris 'Eye of the Tiger'
Dutch Iris 'Eye of the Tiger'

Dutch Iris 'Eye of the Tiger'

Dutch Iris 'Eye of the Tiger'

10 bulbs — £4.75

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Orders placed before 1 September 2024
You can expect your order in August/September

Orders placed 1 September - 15 October 2024
You can expect your order in September/October

Orders placed 16 October - 15 December 2024
You can expect your order within 10 business days

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Description

Burnished coppery-mauve falls are topped with gorgeous, bright violet standards (upper petals) on this striking Dutch Iris ‘Eye of the Tiger’, but it’s the glaring gaze of the piercing yellow eye on each of the falls which will really capture your attention. These blazing flashes of gold shine in the spring sunlight, and their stark contrast against the rich mauve petals is exactly what makes them appear to jump out at you.

Classy and alluring, this captivating variety emits pure prestige and will provide glitzy glamour wherever it’s planted. This strong and hardy plant thrives in most conditions, putting on an incredible show between spring and summer every year. Pretty and purple, but by no means a shrinking violet, this drop-dead gorgeous Dutch Iris ‘Eye of the Tiger’ flowers on tall stems of around 50cm – not only does it provide structure and height in borders, but it’s just crying out to be part of a fancy indoor flower arrangement!

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Comes back every year

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Low maintenance

  • Fully hardy

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Iris × hollandica 'Tigereye®'

  • Flower colour

    Purple, red

  • Bulb size

    8/9

  • Established height

    50-70cm

  • Established spread

    10-20cm

  • Plant spacing

    100 bulbs per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Upright

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1st year

  • Sunlight

    Full sun
    Partial shade

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Large containers
    Borders
    Gravel gardens
    Coastal gardens
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens
    Cut flower gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Multipurpose compost
    Loam-based compost

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    No

  • Mouse resistant

    No

  • Rabbit resistant

    No

  • Deer resistant

    No

  • Toxicity

    Harmful if eaten
    Skin/eyes irritant

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

    • Plant your Dutch Iris 'Eye of the Tiger' 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 Dutch Iris 'Eye of the Tiger' bulbs with the pointed side facing upwards.

    Read all planting & care instructions

  • Orders placed before 1 September 2024
    You can expect your order in September 2024

    Orders placed 1 September - 15 October 2024
    You can expect your order in October 2024

    Orders placed 16 October - 15 December 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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