Iris 'Katherine's Gold'
Iris 'Katherine's Gold'
Iris 'Katherine's Gold'
Iris 'Katherine's Gold'
Iris 'Katherine's Gold'
Iris 'Katherine's Gold'

Iris 'Katherine's Gold'

Iris 'Katherine's Gold'

10 bulbs — £5.90

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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

Light up your late winter garden with the sunny yellow glow of spectacular dwarf Iris 'Katherine’s Gold'. With flamboyant upward petals and intricately patterned falls, this variety is every bit as ravishing in looks as her blue-tinged sister, the classic Iris 'Katherine Hodgkin'. Just as reliable in nature too, bravely flowering without fuss during some of the coldest months of the year, this tough little plant is a cheery sign that spring is on its way!

The dainty charm of this beautiful dwarf iris makes it the ideal choice for planting in patio containers (they look particularly good in stone planters and urns) as well as peeping between stones in a rockery. Iris 'Katherine’s Gold' will sit quite happily in cosy groups at the front of borders too. This gorgeous lemon yellow variety provides a lovely warm presence in a planting scheme and looks particularly impressive planted in close groups. A great variety for planting simply in groups of their own, or try it mingled in with other iris colours, crocuses and dwarf Narcissi for a real spring treat!

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 'Katherine's Gold'

  • Flower colour

    Blue, yellow

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Bulb size

    6/+

  • Established height

    10-20cm

  • Established spread

    5-10cm

  • Plant spacing

    120 bulbs per m2

  • 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

  • RHS Award (AGM)

    Yes

  • 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

Other information

    • Plant your Iris 'Katherine's Gold' 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 'Katherine's Gold' 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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