Iris Historides George
Iris historides GEORGE
A huge flowered, deepest of burgundy. Bold and statement maker. Late winter blooming.
- HEIGHT: 15cm
- WIDTH: 10cm
- SUPPLIED AS: Dormant Bulbs
- DIVISION: Iris historides
- PLANT DEPTH: 5cm
- PLANT SPACING: 5-10cm
- PLANTING WINDOW: March - July
- FLOWERING TIME: Mid Season
- GROWING ZONES: Vic, SA, TAS, NSW ex Sub tropics, QLD cool regions.
- CUT FLOWER: Yes
- FRAGRANT: No
Iris historides need a full sun position but can tolerate some dappled light. Prepare your beds to a depth of 15cm, making sure the soil is light and fluffy. Plant the bulbs with the 'fat' end down at a depth of 3cm. Allow 5cm between each bulb, however a less full result can be achieved if you choose to plant further apart.
If growing your Iris in a pot, select a high quality potting mix that is free draining. Some gravel in the base of the pot will assist with any drainage issues. Ensure the bulb is well fed and watered right up until dormancy.
Iris DO NOT require refrigeration. Feed your bulbs as they come into bloom, and make sure you leave the foliage to fully die down - this feeds and grows NEXT year's flower. Iris reticulata need a very hot and dry summer to prevent the bulbs from rotting. Growing in pots and bringing under cover over summer is ideal.