Iris Reticulata 'Alida' is an early spring flowering variety, it has orchid like flowers and is a soft silky blue colour with a yellow throat. If left undisturbed these bulbs will naturalise well. They grow to heights of between 10-15cm, they work well at the front of borders or patio pots as illustrated and will also do well in rockeries. Preferring direct or partial sunlight these stunning Iris flower from February/March. 5cm+ bulbs supplied.
|Mature Height||15 cm|
|Mature Spread||5 cm|
|Plant Spacing||5 cm|
|Annual Growth||8 cm|
|Planting||Plant at approx 8cm deep.|
|Soil Type||Well drained, neutral or slightly alkaline soil|
Growing at a glance…
Iris Reticulata is the earliest Iris to flower in the new year. Appearing from March, these flowers thrive in well-drained, neutral soil. No pruning is required of this flower - simply allow them to die back after flowering in the spring and cut the foliage down to the ground. This allows the bulb to soak up all the nutrients from the sun. Plant the bulbs at twice their depth and about 5-10cm apart. Can be planted from May to October for them to flower in early spring.