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Iris 'Palm Springs' (Iris 'Palm Springs')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.2m
Max height
0.2m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Iris 'Palm Springs'

Other names

Iris 'Palm Springs', Iris 'Palm Spring', Reticulata iris 'Palm Springs', Iris reticulata 'Palm Springs'

Genus

Iris Iris

Variety or Cultivar

'Palm Springs' _ 'Palm Springs' is a compact, bulbous perennial with erect, narrowly sword-shaped, grey-green leaves and, early to mid-spring, large, fragrant, dark blue flower with yellow- and white-marked falls.


Iris 'Palm Springs' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect

Toxicity

Ingestion may cause severe discomfort.

Flower

Dark-blue in Spring

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Winter

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Snails , Slugs , Thrips Snails , Slugs , Thrips

Virus , Leaf spot Virus , Leaf spot

General care

Pruning

Remove leaves only after they have completely died down.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Iris 'Palm Springs' (Iris 'Palm Springs') will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 0.2m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Grow in full sun in well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil. Plant in autumn. Bulbs should be planted at a depth that is twice the height of the bulb.

Soil type

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

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, 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)

Companion plants

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

Botanical name

Iris 'Palm Springs'

Other names

Iris 'Palm Springs', Iris 'Palm Spring', Reticulata iris 'Palm Springs', Iris reticulata 'Palm Springs'

Genus

Iris Iris

Variety or Cultivar

'Palm Springs' _ 'Palm Springs' is a compact, bulbous perennial with erect, narrowly sword-shaped, grey-green leaves and, early to mid-spring, large, fragrant, dark blue flower with yellow- and white-marked falls.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect

Toxicity

Ingestion may cause severe discomfort.


Colour

Flower

Dark-blue in Spring

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Winter


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Snails , Slugs , Thrips

Specific diseases

Virus , Leaf spot

General care

Pruning

Remove leaves only after they have completely died down.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Iris 'Palm Springs' (Iris 'Palm Springs') will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 0.2m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Grow in full sun in well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil. Plant in autumn. Bulbs should be planted at a depth that is twice the height of the bulb.

Soil type

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

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, 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)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Iris 'Palm Springs' (Iris 'Palm Springs')

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 'Palm Springs' (Iris 'Palm Springs')

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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