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IRIS reticulata JS Dijt

Solid broad , plum-purple petals with a yellow and white blotch, less leafy at flowering time, gloriously scented. RHS Award of Garden Merit 1993.

Flowering early February / March. Ht 15cm. Sun or part shade. Any well drained soil. Iris reticulata is native to Iran and Iraq where it grows in alpine meadows and open scrubby woodland. Iris reticulata will grow in any soil and is happy in both full sun or part shade. It is ideal in stone sinks, raised beds or pots on windowsills, where its exquisitely shaped flowers can be admired close up. Looks best planted in large groups. Top dress with bonemeal each autumn. If in pots don’t allow to completely dry out in the summer months.


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Plant Details: IRIS reticulata JS Dijt

Plant: IRIS

Species: reticulata

Family: Iridaceae

Origin: Garden origin

Flower colour: Blue

Flower month: Feb

Hardy: Hardy

Soil type: Moist yet well drained soil

Aspect: Shade, Part Shade, Sun

Evergreen: Deciduous

Height: 15

Flower type: Single

Winter grow conditions: Outside

Container Compost: Soil or Loam Based

Web rating: Woottens rating 8/10

Pot Size: 9cm

Variety: JS Dijt

Sub Group: Bulb Iris, Reticulata, Winter Iris

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