Iris Dutch Silvery Beauty has silvery purple blue standards, falls pure white with an orange blotch make this iris a real showstopper.
Dutch Iris or Iris hollandica naturalise very well and flower for a number of years with little or no effort.
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.
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.
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
Planting Depth: 8-10cms
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