Iris x hollandica 'Alaska'

These Dutch irises perfectly fill the gap between the tulips and all the hardy annuals and roses with a full easy, breezy, blowing open prettiness. More
10 bulbs 261501-10 £3.95 Delivery late September
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20 bulbs 261501-20 £5.95 Delivery late September
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I don’t know why people are reluctant to love these Dutch irises. They perfectly fill the gap between the tulips and all the hardy annuals and roses with a full easy, breezy, blowing open prettiness that is difficult to find in that gappy moment of the year. We adore ‘Alaska’, particuarly lovely growing with the black-leaved cow parsley, Anthriscus ‘Ravenswing’.

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Genus Iris
Group/Species x hollandica
Variety Alaska
Type Perennial
Common Name Dutch Iris
Border Position Border (Middle), Cutting Garden
Bulb Size 8/+

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Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 60cm (24in)
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
Vase Life Good for cutting.
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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