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Iris reticulata 'Alida'

Hardy

What is Hardy ?

Provides welcome colour in late winter/early spring

Pale blue with yellow banding

Will naturalise well if left undisturbed

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Iris reticulata ‘Alida’ is a pale blue dwarf iris, each fall marked with a yellow band against white feathering and dusted with dark blue speckles. These jewel-like irises always come as a lovely surprise when they lift their heads above the bare soil in February and March. They are perfect for planting in low troughs and rockeries or amassed along border edges where they can be admired at close quarters. Height: 15cm (6in). Spread: 7cm (3in).

Height Up to 15cm (6in)
Spread Up to 7cm (3in)

Hardy

full sun

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25 Bulbs (KF9378)
50 Bulbs (KF9379)

Plant Iris reticulata bulbs in late autumn, at a depth of approximately twice their own height. Choose a position in full sun in moist, free draining soil. To create a natural effect, cast the bulbs across the area and plant them where they land. Alternatively, plant bulbs in deep containers of loam based compost such as John Innes No. 2 and grow on in a greenhouse or on cool sunny windowsills for an early indoor display.
When growing dwarf iris, allow their foliage to die back naturally before removing it in order to feed the bulb for the following spring. Divide overcrowded clumps of dwarf iris bulbs in autumn. Keep pots of iris reticulata just moist during their dormant period and gradually increase watering as growth begins.

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