Dutch Iris 'Red Ember'
Dutch Iris 'Red Ember'
Dutch Iris 'Red Ember'

Dutch Iris 'Red Ember'

Dutch Iris 'Red Ember'

10 bulbs — £4.75

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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

Glamorous flowers formed of deep magenta standards and copper-brown tinged falls make Dutch Iris ‘Red Ember’ a truly fabulous variety to grow. Not only does is flounce a fashionable and beautiful appearance in the garden, but it’s easy and reliable to grow too, flowering effortlessly every year from late spring through to early summer in sun or shade. And there’s yet more virtues! If all that wasn’t reason enough to want this striking Dutch Iris, you’ll also find it’s a long-lasting beauty in a vase too!

With warm, rusty tones, Dutch Iris ‘Red Ember’ fits in wonderfully within a warm-colour planting scheme, but it’s also subtle enough to provide a contrast when combined with flowers, particularly blue, yellow or pink. They also look fantastic with soft ornamental grasses, providing that much sought-after Chelsea look during May and June! 

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 'Red Ember®'

  • Flower colour

    Red, purple, brown

  • Bulb size

    8/9

  • 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 'Red Ember' 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 'Red Ember' 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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