Iris 'Painted Lady'
Iris 'Painted Lady'
Iris 'Painted Lady'
Iris 'Painted Lady'
Iris 'Painted Lady'
Iris 'Painted Lady'
Iris 'Painted Lady'
Iris 'Painted Lady'
Iris 'Painted Lady'

Iris 'Painted Lady'

"Dwarf iris"

Iris 'Painted Lady'

20 bulbs — £4.80

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Description

Dwarf bulb irises produce such beautiful and interesting flowers at a time of year when there is little else to enjoyand Iris 'Painted Lady' is up there among the best of them. The flowers of this hardy soft blue dwarf iris appear in winter through to early spring. Its upright petals are white flushed soft blue, and its falls are flecked and streaked with a pale, dusky blue over a yellow blush. Iris reticulata 'Painted Lady' is perfect for a position at the front of spring beds and borders, as well as rockeries and alpine beds, containers and window boxes!

These tough bulbs are fully hardy, and their flowers will push through snow and brighten up any garden. It is one of the reticulata irises or dwarf irises, which have their origins in Turkey, so you know they will love to be in a sunny spot, and where the soil has good drainage.

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 'Painted Lady'

  • Flower colour

    Purple, white

  • Bulb size

    6/+

  • Established height

    10-20cm

  • Established spread

    5-10cm

  • Plant spacing

    120 bulbs per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • 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

  • 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

Useful information

    • Plant your Iris 'Painted Lady' bulbs from mid to late autumn;

    • Plant in borders or containers in sun or partial shade;

    • Plant your "Dwarf iris" bulbs two to three times as deep as the bulb is high;

    • Space the bulbs about twice the bulb diameter apart;

    • Place the Iris 'Painted Lady' 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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