Grow Iris - named after the Greek goddess who rode rainbows
The tall, beautiful iris, named after the Greek goddess who rode rainbows, comes in many magical colors.
Every gardener wants this perennial. Despite its divine origins, it is hardy, reliable, and easy to grow. Irises also attract butterflies and hummingbirds and make lovely cut flowers.
Most irises flower in early summer. Some, mostly bearded hybrids, are remontant, flowering again later in the summer.
Here are rare Iris bulbs collection
**Blue Irish **
- Irises need at least half a day of sun and well-drained soil. Without enough sun, they won’t bloom.
- They prefer fertile, neutral to slightly acidic soil. If your soil is very acidic, sweeten it with a bit of lime, and forbear summer watering, which can lead to rot.
- Bearded irises must not be shaded by other plants; many do best in a special bed on their own.
- Soil drainage is very important. Loosen the soil with a tiller or garden fork to a depth of 12 to 15 inches, then mix in a 2- to 4-inch layer of compost.
- Plant iris in mid- to late summer.
- Bearded irises have rhizomes (fleshy roots) that should be partially exposed, or thinly covered with soil in hot climates.
- Plant rhizomes singly or in groups of three with the fans outermost, 1 to 2 feet apart, depending on the size.
- Dig a shallow hole 10 inches in diameter and 4 inches deep. Make a ridge of soil down the middle and place the rhizome on the ridge, spreading roots down both sides. Fill the hole with soil and firm it gently.
- Water thoroughly.
- When planting, top-dress with a low-nitrogen fertilizer, and again in early spring.