Iris aucheri has pale hyacinth blue flowers with a thin yellow midrib. Also known as the Aucher-Éloy iris, it is a species of flowering plant in the family Iridaceae.
Iris aucheri has crowded lanceolate (lance-shaped) leaves, producing several flowers in late winter or early spring.
The flowers may be white, pale blue or dark blue, with a yellow splash on the falls. It has a violet-like scent which is wonderful in the Spring.
Plant bulbs as soon as possible after purchase. Planting them up to 15cm (6in) deep can help encourage your bulbs to reflower more reliably the following year. Space about a minimum of 5-7.5cm (2-3in) apart.
Flowering height: 10-12 inches (25-30cm)
Flowering time: Early Spring – January to March/April
Full growing instructions are provided when sending out the bulbs.
Soil type: Acidic soils that are free draining and humus rich. Add bonemeal to soil prior to planting.
Aspect: Semi shade to full sun
No actual pruning or deadheading is required. The foliage will die away naturally after flowering so just pull away the foliage once dead and straw-brown. At this stage, you may want to mark where the bulbs are (such as with a cane or label) to prevent you digging them up by mistake.
Protect from slugs and snails.
New season top quality bulbs dispatched from September onwards.