Iris xiphium

Dutch Iris

Their dainty spring blooms come in a rainbow of colors and are excellent for flower gardens, containers and cutting gardens. Commonly grown types include English, Spanish and Dutch hybrid irises. The dwarf Viole-Scented Iris (Iris reticulata), with purple flowers edged in gold, is often grown in rock gardens. Plant dormant bulbs along with Tulips and Daffodils. Allow to become relatively dry during summer, until growth resumes in the fall or early spring.
Iris xiphium, Dutch Iris
The Dutch Iris come in bright shades of white, yellow, purple, orange, and bicolors. Flowers 3 to 4-inch-wide blooms on stems that reach 2 feet tall. Excellent cut flowers.

Attributes - Iris xiphium

Plant Type: Bulb

Bloom Season: Mid Spring through Mid Summer

Flower Color: Blue, Lavender, Orange, Purple, White, Yellow

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 1 ft. to 1 ft. 3 in.

Width: 1 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Notes: Container Plants, Cut Flowers, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Spider Mites.

Related Plants

Iris reticulata 'Violet Beauty', Iris xiphium 'Blue Ribbon'
 
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