The "Discovery Purple" Dutch iris is a new variety that offers a seducing colour, vigorous growth, and long life in a vase. Its dark purple flowers with a touch of gold constitute a marvellous decoration. "Discovery Purple" is an iris that brings some exotic flair to the garden. Its large and long lasting flowers consist of meticulously set petals, of which three point up and three are bent down. They appear over the tufts of juicy green, linear leaves from May to July.
The sturdy, undemanding iris is a plant that fits into all garden styles. Its subtle, airy flowers wonderfully complement central, side, and background parts of borders and flower beds. It looks wonderful planted in larger numbers, both in colourful groupings and rows. Narrow, long, grass-like leaves perfectly complement the flowering stalks, and allow you to include irises in almost every arrangement. Growing irises in rock gardens, where it wonderfully harmonizes with harsh beauty of the stones and rocks, is an excellent idea. Iris hollandica is an all-purpose plant that does not require too much maintenance. It also harmonises with various species of garden plants. "Discovery Purple" irises can be planted in large planters that will brighten up a balcony, terrace, or the entry area at your home.
This charming bulbous flowering plant grows up to 60 centimetres tall. It requires a warm, sheltered, and sunny situation. It prefers fertile, permeable, humous soils that have a neutral or slightly acidic reaction. Irises belong to those bulbous plants that do not tolerate too moist soils and shady sites. Plant elongated bulbs that are covered with light scales in autumn, from September to November. Recommended planting depth is eight to ten centimetres. Plant irises 20 centimetres apart. You can also plant bulbs in spring, in April and May.Â Cover the site where you grow irises with straw, dry leaves, conifer twigs, or bark before the winter. Strong frosts might accidentally damage bulbs, even though this species belongs to winter-hardy plants. Â Trim flowering stalks after the flowers have wilted, but leave the leaves to let them feed the bulb for next year. Remove the foliage only after it yellows and the bulb enters dormancy stage.
One package contains 10 bulbs of the "Discovery Purple" iris. Basic plant information and growing instructions were printed on the package label.