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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.
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10 rhizomes

20 rhizomes

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Details:

Type
Perennial
Position
Cutting Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
May - June
Height
60cm (24in)
Group/Species
x hollandica
Common name
Dutch Iris
Moisture
Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
Plant 10cm (4in) deep and 10-15cm (4-6in) apart
Cultivation
Plant bulbs 15cm deep and 10cm apart in groups. If your soil is heavy you can incorporate grit into the bottom of the planting hole.

Description

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.

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.