Iris foetidissima. (Stinking Iris)
Iris are a wonderful striking flower that come in many forms. This is a very hardy and reliable cultivar that comes back year after year each one better than the last.
Grow to around 70cm tall. Has thick dark green leaves and mauve to bronze flowers. These are pretty but not the feature of the plant. The bright orange berries that appear once the seed pods open add a splash of colour to winter borders and are held for months.
it when dormant in autumn/winter to increase your plantings or left to produce a gorgeous swathe.
Happy in sun or shade and most soil types. Really easy to grow.
As with all herbaceous perennials the appearance of the plant will vary depending on the time or year and its natural phase of growth.
Shipped in a Litre pot.
Upon arrival unpack and water place in a cool semi shady spot to allow to recover from shipping. After a day or two these can be planted out. Dig a hole the size of the pot and fill with water. Sprinkle a handful of slow release food granules into the hole (this is optional but will give the plants an added boost and can be purchased with your order) soak the plant pot and remove the whole plant and its soil in one place directly into the hole back firm and firm in well to ensure their are no air pockets. Water in. Should the weather be hot during planting further watering may be necessary. Otherwise simply enjoy and trim back old flowers head once they have gone over.