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"Miss Saigon" Dutch iris - 10 bulbs

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The "Miss Saigon" is a bicolour variety that dazzles with its striking beauty. Flowers that resemble sculptor's creations appear on the long erect stalks in June and July. Their three dimensional structure is truly enchanting. The combination of purple and yellow results in a surprising, stylish visual effect. The "Miss Saigon" iris excellently fits into gardens, containers, and can be grown for cut flowers. Its unique flowers that combine clean, saturated colours add character to every arrangement. Flowers of this variety appear from June to July to enrich their surroundings.

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. "Miss Saigon" irises can be planted in large planters that will brighten up a balcony, terrace, or the entry area at your home.

This charming, enchanting bulb plant grows 60 to 80 centimetres tall. It needs a warm, sunny situation that is sheltered from the wind. 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 pale scales in autumn, from September to November. Recommended planting depth is 8 to 10 centimetres. Keep plants 10 to 20 centimetres apart. Plant bulbs in spring, in April and May.  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.  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 "Miss Saigon" iris. Basic plant information and growing instructions were printed on the package label.

  • Variety: Miss Saigon
  • Use: ornamental - borders, flower beds, rock gardens, pots, cut flower
  • Growth form: erect
  • Flower colour: purple with golden marks
  • Vegetation form: perennial
  • Foliage: narrow, long, grass-like leaves
  • Site: warm, sheltered, sunny; fertile, permeable, humous soil with a neutral or slightly acidic reaction
  • Bulbs: 10
  • Height: 60 to 80 centimetres
  • Flowering period: June - July
  • Planting period: September - November or April - May
  • Planting depth (cm): 8 to 10 centimetres
  • Planting distance (cm): 10 to 20 centimetres
  • Wintering in the ground?: yes