Pale lavender blue flowers, species iris hoogiana has 2-3 flowers per stem. Their flowers have 3 large spreading or pendent fall petals.
Iris are rhizomatous or bulbous perennials having narrow leaves and erect stems.
Iris hoogiana is a rhizomatous perennial with erect mid-green foliage up to 50cm long.
It originates from Central Asia Turkestan
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: 15 inches (37cm)
Flowering time: Late March – early 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.