Bearded Iris 'Royal Satin'

Bearded Iris 'Royal Satin'

1 bare root — £4.95

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You can expect your order in March 2024

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Description

Let the Bishop give his blessing to your garden this summer by letting the bearded Iris germanica 'Royal Satin' make at least part of his Bishop’s Palace. This tall bearded iris dons the bishop’s robes when it opens its solid purple (almost black) flower to the garden during May and June. Though not as flamboyant as some other bearded Irises which play with striking colour combinations to attract attention, Iris germanica 'Royal Satin' will still steal many glances because of the rich and regal coloured satin robe he wears.

The height reached by the bearded Iris germanica 'Royal Satin' is about 90 cm or 3 feet.

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Comes back every year

  • Fragrant

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Naturalising

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • In peat-free compost

  • Low maintenance

  • Drought tolerant

  • Fully hardy

  • Rodent resistant

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Iris germanica 'Royal Satin'

  • Flower colour

    Purple

  • Plant size

    1

  • Established height

    50-70cm

  • Established spread

    10-20cm

  • Plant spacing

    25 plants per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Upright
    Clump-forming

  • Life cycle

    Perennial
    Naturalising

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    3-4 years

  • Sunlight

    Full sun

  • Position

    Sheltered
    Exposed

  • Suitable for

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

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining
    Dry

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Stony

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    Yes

  • Pollinator-friendly

    Yes

  • Mouse resistant

    Yes

  • Rabbit resistant

    Yes

  • Deer resistant

    Yes

  • Toxicity

    Skin/eyes irritant
    Harmful if eaten

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

    • Soak your Bearded Iris 'Royal Satin' roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting.

    • Plant your bare roots into temporary pots with a multipurpose compost in spring and grow-on in a sheltered spot outdoors.

    • Choose a pot which comfortably fits the bare roots. Some have a noticeable crown which should be just below the soil surface with any top growth exposed.

    • Plant out into borders or permanent containers in late spring or early summer once in full growth. Choose a position in sun or shade depending on the variety.

    Read all planting & care instructions

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

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2024
    You can expect your order in April 2024

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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