Dutch Iris 'Discovery'
Dutch Iris 'Discovery'

Dutch Iris 'Discovery'

Dutch Iris 'Discovery'

20 bulbs — £4.45

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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

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Description

The classic blue blooms of Dutch Iris ‘Discovery’ brings an air of cool to any style of planting scheme, blending harmoniously with virtually any other colour. The ornate flower form and upright habit of this brilliant variety is what makes it really stand proud in a mixed border, with flouncy standards and eye-catching slick of gold on the falls, it graces your garden with an intense, fresh colour pop during May and June each year.

This easy-to-grow and reliable bulb is perfect for planting in beds and borders, where it will flower perennially and naturalise to form bigger and more impressive groups each time. If you love growing your own home-grown cut flowers, Dutch Irises should be an important part of your collection. With long, slender stems, elaborate flowers and a fantastic vase life, they’re versatile enough to be used in an array of spectacular arrangement styles, plus you get an easy crop of blooms to use every year!

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 'Discovery®'

  • Flower colour

    Blue

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Bulb size

    9/10

  • Established height

    50-70cm

  • Established spread

    10-20cm

  • Plant spacing

    100 bulbs per m2

  • 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

Other information

    • Plant your Dutch Iris 'Discovery' 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 'Discovery' 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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