Iris 'Dwarf Mix'
Iris 'Dwarf Mix'
Iris 'Dwarf Mix'
Iris 'Dwarf Mix'

Iris 'Dwarf Mix'

"Mixed dwarf iris"

Iris 'Dwarf Mix'

15 bulbs — £5.25

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Orders placed before 1 September 2024
You can expect your order in August/September

Orders placed 1 September - 15 October 2024
You can expect your order in September/October

Orders placed 16 October - 15 December 2024
You can expect your order within 10 business days

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Description

Let spring start early in your garden with a cheerful mix of jewel-like Iris reticulata! Often flowering as early as February, planting a bunch of these diminutive bulbs is a sure-fire way to dispel the winter blues and start looking forward to the good things in life! Iris 'Dwarf Mix' comes in positively radiant colours, with sunshine yellow contrasting beautifully with soft lilac blues and deeper amethyst purples. These colours look scintillating in a ray of spring sunshine, but equally they will light up a dull, grey day.  

With the typical upright flags and painted falls of iris, but in dwarf form, Iris reticulata is a little beauty of a bulb that is becoming an increasingly popular way of extending the growing season by starting early! They are easy to grow, enjoying a free-draining soil mix in a bright spot, just ensure that they don’t get too wet over winter. Iris 'Dwarf Mix' make perfect subjects for pots, making it easy to bring them under cover in especially wet weather. These mixed dwarf irises can also be grown in the ground, in large groups for best impact, so that their jewel-like blooms will emerge like magic to paint your garden with early colour.    

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

  • Flower colour

    Various colours

  • 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 'Dwarf Mix' bulbs from mid to late autumn;

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

    • Plant your "Mixed 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 'Dwarf Mix' 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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