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Iris 'Painted Lady' (Iris 'Painted Lady')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.15m
Max height
0.1m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Iris 'Painted Lady'

Other names

Iris 'Painted Lady', Iris 'Painted Lady' (Reticulata), Reticulata iris 'Painted Lady'

Genus

Iris Iris

Variety or Cultivar

'Painted Lady' _ 'Painted Lady' is a compact, bulbous perennial with erect, narrowly sword-shaped, mid-green leaves and, from mid-winter to early spring, flowers with veined, pale blue standards and yellow- and blue-marked, creamy-white falls.


Iris 'Painted Lady' is: Deciduous

Habit

Compact, Erect

Toxicity

Ingestion may cause severe discomfort.

Flower

Pale-blue, Flushed yellow, Cream in Spring; Pale-blue, Flushed yellow, Cream in Winter

Foliage

Mid-green in Spring; Mid-green in Winter

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails Slugs , Snails

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Do not remove leaves until they have completely died down.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Iris 'Painted Lady' (Iris 'Painted Lady') will reach a height of 0.15m and a spread of 0.1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil in full sun.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Iris 'Painted Lady'

Other names

Iris 'Painted Lady', Iris 'Painted Lady' (Reticulata), Reticulata iris 'Painted Lady'

Genus

Iris Iris

Variety or Cultivar

'Painted Lady' _ 'Painted Lady' is a compact, bulbous perennial with erect, narrowly sword-shaped, mid-green leaves and, from mid-winter to early spring, flowers with veined, pale blue standards and yellow- and blue-marked, creamy-white falls.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Compact, Erect

Toxicity

Ingestion may cause severe discomfort.


Colour

Flower

Pale-blue, Flushed yellow, Cream in Spring; Pale-blue, Flushed yellow, Cream in Winter

Foliage

Mid-green in Spring; Mid-green in Winter


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Do not remove leaves until they have completely died down.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Iris 'Painted Lady' (Iris 'Painted Lady') will reach a height of 0.15m and a spread of 0.1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil in full sun.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Iris 'Painted Lady' (Iris 'Painted Lady')

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 'Painted Lady' (Iris 'Painted Lady')

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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