Iris germanica 'Purple Velvet' (Bearded Iris)
This free flowering, heavily scented iris has light, lavender-blue flowers with white blotches flowering in late spring. We personally love the purple flowers that are like velvet.
Grow in full sun. This is a hardy clump forming perennial that grows up to 90cm. This cultivar is rarely seen yet a true favourite.
Bearded Iris are best planted with their rhizomes above ground. And are drought tolerant.
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 9cm 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.