Dutch Iris grow and care – geophyte of the genus Iris and also known as Holland iris, Dutch Iris perennial plant summer deciduous and used as ornamental plant, can grow in mediterranean, subtropics or temperate climate, in temperate climate need to take bulb out of the ground in the winter and growing in hardiness zone 5-10.
Leaves color green in narrow shape grow straight and can be break easily, leaves grow in groups linked together.
Dutch Iris flowers
Flower color can be: blue, purple, orange, white, maroon, yellow, can be more than one color on the flower. The flower has 6 petals: in the outer circle 3 with different inner color mostly yellow, the inner petal is on the outer petal sometimes the colors of the inner and the outer petals different.
What is the best way to start growing? Plant / Bulb/ Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction? Yes
Difficulties or problems when growing: In cold area need to take the bulb out of the ground
Recommended planting season? In warm weather climate autumn-winter, in cold weather climate Spring
Pests and diseases: Iris borer
Pruning season: Autumn when the leaves die
How to prune: Cut all the leaves
Size of the plant? 50-80cm (20-32 inches) and sometime can be more than 1 m (3 feet)
Growth speed in optimal condition: Medium growing
Water requirement: Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: Full Sun / Half Shade (can grow but sometime effect on the bloom)
Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant? No
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers: Yes
Bloom season: In warm climate winter to early spring In cold climate early summer
General information about the flower Blue, purple, orange, white, maroon or yellow flowers, can be more than one color on the flower. The flower has 6 petals: in the outer circle 3 with different inner color mostly yellow, the inner petals are on the outer petal sometimes the colors of the inner and the outer petals different.