Iris combo Metal Blue/Silver Edge
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Great combination of 2 wonderful irises, elegant and delicate ruffled blooms on tall slender stems for the partially shady garden, for by the pond...
Great combination of 2 wonderful irises, elegant and delicate ruffled blooms on tall slender stems for the partially shady garden, for by the pond side or in large patio planters and tubs. Iris Silver edge has beautiful and spectacular butterfly-like violet blue flowers edged with silver and Metal blue has intense deep blue orchid-like blooms.
- 3 x Iris germanica Metal Blue
- 3 x Iris sibirica Silver Edge
|Delivered as||Bare roots|
|Location||Sun and shade|
|Preferred Soil||Well drained soil|
|Fully grown in||1 year|
|Full grown height||80cm - 100cm|
How to take care of Iris combo Metal Blue/Silver Edge
Do not be alarmed by the dryness. Iris Rhizomes hate to be wet; it will not affect performance. Soak the rhizoms for a few hours prior to planting. Plant Iris combo Metal Blue/Silver Edge in a sunny position in well-drained moisture retentive soil! Pay attention to drainage in heavy clay soils, it's better to plant in raised beds. Dig a shallow hole approx. 10 inches (25cm) in diameter or more and 4 inches (10cm) deep. Make a ridge of soil down the middle and place the rhizome on the ridge, spreading roots down both sides. Fill the hole with soil and firm it gently. Cover the roots and rhizome with dirt, but don’t bury deeply. Bearded irises have rhizomes (fleshy roots) that should be partially exposed, or thinly covered with soil in hot climates. Water deeply during periods of drought! Apply fertilizer and a thin layer of compost around the base of plants each spring and again after blooming. To encourage a second bloom, cut flower stalks to the ground after the leaves have turned yellow. Attention: Flowering may take one extra season, as Iris combo Metal Blue/Silver Edge need to get settled. Divide rhizomes every 3-5 years in late summer. Replant immediately. We recommend protecting newly planted Iris especially in areas with harsh winters but once established if you cover iris your chance of soft rot increases. Irises need to breathe.
For additional instructions see product packaging.