Iris bulb/corm

Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,173

Could anyone please tell me what kind of Iris this is from the bulb? It has purple flowers in spring but they have been in a tub for years and I was going to put them in the garden image

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 55,117

    My thought is that it's a Dutch iris http://www.jparkers.co.uk/plant-1000648/dutch-iris-mixed/  - the sort that is popular with florists.  Is that what the bloom looks like?

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 25,299

    If it's early flowering - Feb/March - it's likely to be one of the reticulata/dwarf  types. They only get to about 8"/10" in height. There's lots of varieties though so it would be difficult to tell exactly which one - even when it's in flower. They're not terribly long lived usually but very pretty image

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 55,117

    Or it could be one of  the smaller Iris reticulata https://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/21176/Iris-reticulata/Details

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  • Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,173

    Thank you Dove that looks just the one image They have been in that tub for a long,long time so I'm assuming they'd be fine chucked in the border?

  • Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,173

    Fairygirl - they are taller than that,maybe 2ft? And they flower more kind of April/May image

  • Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,173

    Defo not one of those little ones image

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 25,299

    Then it's likely to be the Dutch type as Dove describes. image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,173

    Thanks guys image

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 25,299

    They're pretty too Fishy, but don't flower for long so best in amongst other perennials or annuals which will take over when they finish. image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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