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Iris (Iris spp.) plants are regularly seen in bunches of flowers in spring or in spring coloured gardens. They grow from rhizomes into large clumps of attractive, grey-green leaves to 60 cm or more tall. Their silky textured, flag-like flowers come in a wide range of colours including yellow, gold, lavender, mauve, purple, brown and white. Many have combinations of more than one colour making them truly spectacular!


How to grow irises in a garden

  1. Choose a well drained spot in the garden that attracts full sun.
  2. Enrich the soil with some compost and Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser before planting.
  3. Place Rhizomes directly where the plant is to grow ensuring that the top of the rhizome is at soil surface. Set Rhizomes at least 30 cm apart.
  4. Keep the soil nice and moist ensuring not to overwater.
  5. When flower buds appear feed every 1 to 2 weeks with Yates Thrive Roses and Flowers Liquid Plant Food

     
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How to grow irises in a pot

  1. Choose a pot that has adequate drainage holes and place it in a position that gets full sun.
  2. Fill the pot with Yates Potting Mix with Dynamic Lifter.
  3. Place bulbs directly into the pot ensuring that the top of the rhizome is at soil surface.
  4. Keep the soil nice and moist ensuring not to overwater.
  5. When flower buds appear feed every 1 to 2 weeks with Yates Thrive Roses and Flowers Liquid Plant Food.

Growing tips

  • Annuals such as pansies, violas and alyssum create a lovely fill to reduce the gaps between the plants.


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