Iris 'Louise'
Iris 'Louise'
Iris 'Louise'
Iris 'Louise'
Iris 'Louise'

Iris 'Louise'

"White dwarf iris"

Iris 'Louise'

20 bulbs — £7.80

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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 2023

Orders placed 16 October - 15 December 2024
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Description

Let the gleaming flowers of Iris 'Louise' light up your garden at the end of winter—it’s exciting little glimmers of early spring like this which lift the mood by surprising levels when they appear on those short, chilly days of February. Whether they shimmer in the late winter sun or sit there surrounded by snow, there’s something very clean and elegant about a display of fresh white blooms. For a dwarf plant, it’s remarkable how tough, determined and resilient they are. They were born to shine and shine they will, whatever the weather! 

Braving the cold to pop up with a fantastic flurry of snowy white flowers in February, it’s a good job that Iris reticulata 'Louise' is hardy to at least -20C and will simply laugh in the face of freezing temperatures. What’s more, you can look forward to these perennial bulbs reappearing for a repeat show every year. Being a small plant, it’s great for small places. But give these white dwarf irises a spot where they’re easy to see and admire—window boxes, pots or raised planters give them some extra height. On the other hand, Iris 'Louise' will look natural and glorious in a gravel garden, border or rockery area. 

Key features

  • Perfect for pots

  • Comes back every year

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Naturalising

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Low maintenance

  • RHS Award (AGM)

  • Fully hardy

  • Rodent resistant

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Iris reticulata 'Louise'

  • Flower colour

    White, cream

  • Bulb size

    6/+

  • Established height

    10-20cm

  • Established spread

    5-10cm

  • Plant spacing

    120 bulbs per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Upright
    Clump-forming

  • 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

Useful information

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

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

    • Plant your "White dwarf iris" bulbs two to three times as deep as the bulb is high;

    • Space the bulbs about twice the bulb diameter apart;

    • Place the Iris 'Louise' 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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