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Iris 'Tigereye' (Iris 'Tigereye')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.6m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Iris 'Tigereye'

Other names

Iris 'Tigereye', Dutch iris 'Tigereye', Iris 'Eye of the Tiger', Iris 'Tiger's Eye

Genus

Iris Iris

Variety or Cultivar

'Tigereye' _ 'Tigereye' is a clump-forming, bulbous perennial with erect, strap-like, grey-green leaves and, in late spring and early summer, flowers with purple to blue standards above bronze or maroon falls with yellow eyes.


Iris 'Tigereye' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect

Toxicity

Ingestion may cause severe discomfort.

Flower

Purple, Maroon, Bronze, Blue in Spring; Blue, Purple, Maroon, Bronze in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in Spring; Grey-green, Grey-green in Summer; Grey-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails , Thrips Slugs , Snails , Thrips

Grey mould , Iris rhizome rot Grey mould , Iris rhizome rot

General care

Propagation

Lift and separate bulbs in early autumn.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Iris 'Tigereye' (Iris 'Tigereye') will reach a height of 0.6m 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 at a depth twice the height of the bulb in well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil in full sun. Mulch in spring. Feed with a high-potash fertiliser after flowering to encourage bulb growth.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

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 'Tigereye'

Other names

Iris 'Tigereye', Dutch iris 'Tigereye', Iris 'Eye of the Tiger', Iris 'Tiger's Eye

Genus

Iris Iris

Variety or Cultivar

'Tigereye' _ 'Tigereye' is a clump-forming, bulbous perennial with erect, strap-like, grey-green leaves and, in late spring and early summer, flowers with purple to blue standards above bronze or maroon falls with yellow eyes.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect

Toxicity

Ingestion may cause severe discomfort.


Colour

Flower

Purple, Maroon, Bronze, Blue in Spring; Blue, Purple, Maroon, Bronze in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in Spring; Grey-green, Grey-green in Summer; Grey-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails , Thrips

Specific diseases

Grey mould , Iris rhizome rot

General care

Propagation

Lift and separate bulbs in early autumn.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Iris 'Tigereye' (Iris 'Tigereye') will reach a height of 0.6m 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 at a depth twice the height of the bulb in well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil in full sun. Mulch in spring. Feed with a high-potash fertiliser after flowering to encourage bulb growth.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

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, Zone 4

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Iris 'Tigereye' (Iris 'Tigereye')

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 'Tigereye' (Iris 'Tigereye')

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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