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Iris 'Frank Elder' (Iris 'Frank Elder')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.08m
Max height
0.07m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Iris 'Frank Elder'

Other names

Iris 'Frank Elder'

Genus

Iris Iris

Variety or Cultivar

'Frank Elder' _ 'Frank Elder' is a reticulata iris. it has lance-shaped leaves and a pale-blue flower, flushed light-yellow with dark-blue freckles and veins in early spring.


Iris 'Frank Elder' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect

Toxicity

Ingestion may cause severe discomfort.

Flower

Pale-blue in Spring

Foliage

Green in Spring

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails , Thrips Slugs , Snails , Thrips

Leaf spot , Virus Leaf spot , Virus

General care

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Iris 'Frank Elder' (Iris 'Frank Elder') will reach a height of 0.08m and a spread of 0.07m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in free-draining soil in a sunny position

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Iris 'Frank Elder'

Other names

Iris 'Frank Elder'

Genus

Iris Iris

Variety or Cultivar

'Frank Elder' _ 'Frank Elder' is a reticulata iris. it has lance-shaped leaves and a pale-blue flower, flushed light-yellow with dark-blue freckles and veins in early spring.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect

Toxicity

Ingestion may cause severe discomfort.


Colour

Flower

Pale-blue in Spring

Foliage

Green in Spring


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails , Thrips

Specific diseases

Leaf spot , Virus

General care

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Iris 'Frank Elder' (Iris 'Frank Elder') will reach a height of 0.08m and a spread of 0.07m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in free-draining soil in a sunny position

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Iris 'Frank Elder' (Iris 'Frank Elder')

Common pest name

Red rice root aphid; Rice root aphid

Scientific pest name

Rhopalosiphum rufiabdominalis

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Potentially significant glasshouse pest; growers should monitor for its presence. Routine aphid control should be effective in mitigating risk.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Iris 'Frank Elder' (Iris 'Frank Elder')

Common pest name

common blossom thrips; cotton bud thrips; tomato thrips

Scientific pest name

Frankliniella schultzei

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Polyphagous glasshouse pest; present in many countries; single finding in UK.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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