Iris histrioides 'George'

An unbeatable miniature iris, brilliant in pots or at the front of the border in spring. More
20 bulbs 260115-20 £6.50

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Iris histrioides 'George' is a lovely miniature iris with a good scent. Grow it in pots for inside or out as a wonderful harbinger of spring.

Plant these miniature iris in the garden in full sun, in well-drained soil or in pots, they are lovely for the house and will be in flower in February forced on a sunny windowsill.

Genus Iris
Group/Species histrioides
Variety George
Type Hardy Perennial
Border Position Front
Bulb Size 6/+

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Soil Type Fertile
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 10-15cm (4-6in)
Spacing Spread of 10cm (4in). Plant 5cm (2in) apart with leaves and buds facing to get maximum sunlight.
Care Tips Iris will produce more flowers if dug up and replanted every 3 years. Force on a sunny windowsill and they will flower in February.
Flowering February - March
Vase Life Stand in deep water after cutting. Remove fading flowers and buds will continue to emerge.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Iris histrioides 'George' reviews

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Carolyn

Very pleased with these little Iris, a beautiful colour and flowered really well.

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Reviewed 5th July 2019 by Pamela

Just like the brochure said, early splash of purple colur leaving the long pointed leaves to give architecture to the tulips later on

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Reviewed 30th June 2019 by Olive

Pleased with result. Will purchase again

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Jennie

Lovely gorgeous colour that flowered well.

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Patricia

Looked fantastic in pots on table in garden

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Penny

Beautiful iris - will certainly buy these again.

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Yvonne

Good bulbs which flowered as promised

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Chris

The service is excellent and the quality of the bulbs were very good. They grew well and were well worth the purchase.