Dutch Iris 'Valentine'
Dutch Iris 'Valentine'

Dutch Iris 'Valentine'

Dutch Iris 'Valentine'

20 bulbs — £5.00

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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
You can expect your order within 10 business days

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Description

With rich, silky indigo blooms, this charming Dutch Iris ‘Valentine’ will no doubt add a touch of luxury and charm to your late-spring garden. Dreamy and romantic, with spectacular flowers formed of deep blueish-mauve petals with a vivid, contrasting yellow blotch to really catch the eye – as soon as these flowers emerge in late spring we’re sure you’ll be absolutely besotted at first sight!

This audacious Dutch Iris is the perfect companion for any late-spring plants and will carry the season of colour right through to early summer. Extending the season if interest is elegant, upright grass-like foliage which adds structure and leafy lushness to the garden. Best planted in beds or border, this Dutch Iris ‘Valentine’ grows to around 50cm tall and naturalises over the years to form bigger and better groups every time! And if you love them in your garden, it’s definitely worth snipping a few to display in a vase in your home too – they make fantastic cut flowers!

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 'Valentine®'

  • Flower colour

    Purple

  • Bulb size

    9/10

  • 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 'Valentine' 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 'Valentine' 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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