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Iris 'Dutch Chocolate' (Iris 'Dutch Chocolate')

Skill rating
skill rating
Maintenance level
1 hour care
per year
Ultimate height
Max height
Ultimate spread
Max spread
Time to maturity
2-5 years
To maturity
Toxic - Ingestion may cause severe discomfort.

Botanical name: Iris 'Dutch Chocolate'

Other names: Iris 'Dutch Chocolate', Tall bearded iris 'Dutch Chocolate'

Genus: Iris

Variety or Cultivar: 'Dutch Chocolate' _ 'Dutch Chocolate' is hardy, large bulbous perennial with green foliage and rich brown and rust flowers in summer.

Iris 'Dutch Chocolate' is: Deciduous

Flower: Chocolate brown, Russet in Summer

Foliage: Dark-green in All seasons

Fragrance: Flowers are fragrant

Habit: Clump-forming, Erect

Toxicity: Ingestion may cause severe discomfort.

Watch out for

Specific pests: Slugs , Snails , Thrips

Specific diseases: Grey mould , Iris rhizome rot

General care

Pruning: Cut back after flowering to keep tidy . REGISTER to read more...

Propagation: Divide every 3-4 years for best blooms.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Division. REGISTER to

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Iris 'Dutch Chocolate' (Iris 'Dutch Chocolate') will reach a height of 0.7m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Wallside and trellises, Wildlife

Cultivation: Plant in moist, but well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline loam in full sun or partial shade. Mulch in spring.

Soil type: Loamy, Clay

Soil drainage: Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH: Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: South, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Tender in frost (H3)

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