Iris japonica is a rhizomatous perennial forming fans of glossy evergreen foliage. Branched stems up to 45cm hold pale blue flowers 4-5cm in width, the fringed falls spotted with deep purple, with orange crests. These flowers are simply stunning and look fantastic against other blues and greens.
These flower in early spring indoors, later outside. We grow these in full sun in the ground in glasshouses but they are proving to be ok outside as well in sheltered locations with light frosts.
Comes in a 9cm pot of flowering size.
Find the right spot and these will multiply rapidly.
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.