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Iris x hollandica (Dutch iris)

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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 x hollandica

Other names: Dutch iris, Scented 'Iris Hollandica'

Genus: Iris

Species: I. x hollandica - I. x hollandica is a bulbous perennial forming flowers with upward- and downward-point petals in shades of yellow, blue and purple in late spring.

Iris x hollandica is: Evergreen

Flower: Pale-blue, Golden-yellow, White, Violet, Purple in Summer

Foliage: Dark-green in All seasons

Fragrance: Wonderful scented flowers.

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 methods: Division. REGISTER to

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Iris x hollandica (Dutch iris) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

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

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

Soil type: Loamy, Clay

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

Soil pH: Acid

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: South, East, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Tender in frost (H3)

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