Iris 'Blue Note'
Iris 'Blue Note'
Iris 'Blue Note'
Iris 'Blue Note'
Iris 'Blue Note'
Iris 'Blue Note'
Iris 'Blue Note'

Iris 'Blue Note'

Iris 'Blue Note'

20 bulbs — £4.80

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You can expect your order in September 2022

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Description

Iris reticulata 'Blue Note' has not been available for many years, but it has attracted quite a following. A member of the Reticulata group of irises, it grows to just 8-15cm in height, and has upright, narrow, grey-green foliage. Its flowers are some of the first to appear in the year, and are deep purple to blue, marked white. The colouring has been described as one of the deepest of any reticulata irisand it brings a real touch of the exotic to a late winter or early spring garden. The flowers are also fragrantunusual for iriseswhich is why this cultivar is so often grown in a pot, where you can enjoy the beauty and fragrance of the blooms close-up. However, Iris reticulata 'Blue Note' may also be grown in borders, or even naturalised in grass. 

Iris reticulata cultivars are extremely easy to grow. If your garden is not especially sunny, well drained, or sheltered (which these little flowers prefer), then this is another reason for growing them in pots or patio containers, where you can site them in optimum conditions. After a summer rest, they can be replanted in fresh compost the following autumn.

Key features

  • Perfect for pots

  • Comes back every year

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Low maintenance

  • Drought tolerant

  • Fully hardy

  • Rodent resistant

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Iris reticulata 'Blue Note'

  • Flower colour

    Blue

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Bulb size

    6/+

  • Established height

    10-20cm

  • Established spread

    5-10cm

  • Plant spacing

    120 bulbs per m2

  • Habit

    Upright

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1st year

  • Sunlight

    Full sun

  • Position

    Exposed
    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Borders
    Cottage gardens
    Gravel gardens
    Large containers
    Low maintenance gardens
    Pots
    Rockery

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Loam-based compost
    Sandy
    Multipurpose compost
    Stony

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    No

  • Mouse resistant

    Yes

  • Rabbit resistant

    No

  • Deer resistant

    Yes

  • Toxicity

    Skin/eyes irritant
    Harmful if eaten

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Other information

    • Plant your Iris 'Blue Note' 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 Iris 'Blue Note' 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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