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"White van Vliet" Dutch iris - 10 bulbs

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"White van Vliet" Dutch iris belongs to the most popular white flowered varieties. Its blooms are often compared to angels' wings and add a subtle flair and charm to every garden. This medium tall iris will delight with rich blooming each year. Its flowers shine with its snow white colour that is adorned with a touch of gold. Subtle leaves that are slightly shorter than the flowering stalks make iris tufts a wonderful fit for borders in home gardens and large containers. The unique shape of the flowers and long, straight flowering stalks of the "White van Vliet" iris are highly regarded by cut flower lovers. Their excellent durability allows you to create dazzling bouquets and arrangements in vases and bowls.

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

This exceptionally charming bulbous plant grows 45 to 60 centimetres tall. It thrives on warm situations that are sheltered from wind and sunny. 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.  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 "White van Vliet" Dutch iris. Basic plant information and growing instructions were printed on the package label.

  • Variety: White van Vliet
  • Use: ornamental - borders, flower beds, rock gardens, pots, cut flower
  • Growth form: erect
  • Flower colour: white with a touch of gold
  • 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: 45 to 60 centimetres
  • Planting period: September - November or April - May
  • Planting depth (cm): 8 to 10 centimetres
  • Planting distance (cm): 20 centimetres
  • Wintering in the ground?: yes