Iris Dutch Eye of the Tiger

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Fantastic variety that has deep purple standards and falls with a yellow blotch.

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Description

Eye of the Tiger is one of the newer Dutch iris and as such is also well suited for cut-flower. They have deep purple standards and deep purple falls with a yellow blotch.

Dutch Iris or Iris hollandica as they are also known,  naturalise and will flower for a number of years.

Cultivation Instructions

Cultivate the soil before planting to a depth of 20cms and dig in plenty of organic matter to provide food in the their first growing year. Plant the bulbs 10cm deep and 8cms apart in groups of 10 or more for the best effect. They prefer to be grown in full sun although they can be grown in semi shade.

Ensure soils are well drained and do not dry out in the summer. Iris also perform excellently when planted in containers.  Allow the foliage to die back after flowering, you can remove the leaves when they have turned yellow.

All Dutch Iris perform will best if left undisturbed for a number of years and they are ideal cut flowers in summer displays. There is such a wide range of colours in this group of Iris that you will always find the colour combination your are after.

Care tips:

Water bulbs after planting and apply a mulch of compost in November/December.

Feed regularly during the growing season with  bone meal or tomato food.

Growing Information

Flowering Height: 90-100cm (36-40″)

Flowering Period: June-July

Aspect: Full sun preferred although will also grow in semi shade

Soil type: All free draining soils that are fertile

Scented: N/A

Planting Depth: 8-10cms

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