Dwarf botanical iris in a colourful variety selection provides an easy way to introduce cheerful colours to every garden corner: to a rock garden, border edge, lawn or even into a balcony box. Tiny, relentlessly blooming irises with bare stalks will win hearts of all gardeners with their unusual shapes and vivid colours.
Scientific name: Iris danfordiae
Vegetation form: perennial
Bulb: We offer high quality bulbs sized 5–6 cm.
Growth form/ habit: erect
Height: 10–15 cm
Foliage: vividly green, narrow and acute, vertically erect, appears only in full bloom
Flowering period: This earliest blooming iris species starts to bloom at the end of March/ beginning of April.
Flower type: Asymmetrical blooms of this tiny beauty have elongated, broadly spread petals and deep calyxes.
Flower colour: This variety available in our store contains varieties with golden–yellow, deeply purple and azure blue blooms.
Site: sunny or partially shady, in permeable, fertile soil that is rich in humus, moist in the spring and dry in the summer
Planting: In order to make sure that botanical iris bulbs would germinate healthy and in large numbers, place them 8 cm deep in the soil.
Planting period: autumn
Distance between plants: In order to achieve the desired decorative value you need to grow this tiny perennial in dense groupings, 8 x 8 cm apart.
Wintering: This completely frost–resistant plant will survive the winter in the ground without mulching.
Use: Botanical irises with slender stalks and beautifully cut, distinctive blooms will adorn every balcony box or large pot, a rock garden, border or even path edging. We recommend to plant them together with snowdrops and the earliest botanical tulips.
Bulbs come from Dutch farms, what guarantees their high quality. One package contains 100 bulbs.
- Species: Iris
- Variety: Iris danfordiae
- Bulbs: 100
- Bulb size: 5 – 6 cm
- Wintering in the ground: Yes
- Height: 10 – 15 cm
- Flowering period: III – IV
- Planting period: autumn
- Planting depth: 8 cm
- Planting distance: 8 cm