Iris x hollandica 'Lion King'

Josie (our Head Gardener) and I, totally love the hollandica iris. They flower in the May gap, just when the garden needs colour. More
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Josie (our Head Gardener) and I, totally love the hollandica iris. They flower in the May gap, just when the garden needs colour, and oh what colour you get with ‘Lion King’ - a soft rust and copper. We plant more every autumn and they flower on and on for decades.

Genus Iris
Group/Species x hollandica
Variety Lion King
Type Perennial
Common Name Dutch iris
Border Position Cutting Garden
Bulb Size 7/+
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 60cm (24in)
Spacing Plant 10cm (4in) deep and 10-15cm (4-6in) apart
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Dig out a rectangle of soil to a depth of 15cm (6in). On heavy soil, spread a 5cm (2in) layer of grit over the bottom of the planting area and mix a barrow of compost into the soil you have removed. Scatter a little farmyard manure, green waste compost or leaf mould over the base grit layer, then space the iris bulbs 10cm (4in) apart. Keep the pointy end up and sit them firmly in position, so they don’t topple over as you spade the soil/compost mix gently over their heads.
Care Tips Water in well after planting. Old flower stems and any dying foliage can be cut back in autumn. Apply a mulch of garden compost or well-rotted manure in spring. Caution: harmful if eaten.
Flowering May - June
Harvesting Flower production: 2 months
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
Advice
How to plant and grow iris

Iris start off a long bulb flower succession at Perch Hill. They're beautiful and successful in pots, borders, or in grass.

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Iris x hollandica 'Lion King' reviews

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Reviewed 12th January 2021 by Shirley

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