20 Dutch Iris Bulbs "Eye of the Tiger ’ eye-catching shapes& beautiful colour | GARDEN & OUTDOOR

20 Dutch Iris Bulbs "Eye of the Tiger ’ eye-catching shapes& beautiful colour

$ 9.35
SKU P6519S
This Dutch Iris Tiger Mix has stunning blue, bronze and lilac to purple blooms each accented with tiger stripes and a unique yellow edging. A great mix and must see in the Late Spring !

Dutch Iris (Eye of the Tiger)

Beautiful Dutch Iris are relatively easy bulbs to grow, suitable for an open, sunny location in a reasonably well-drained soil which dries out at least partially in the summer. Eye of the Tiger has a unique color combination of purple with a bronze/maroon. 

General Description

Dutch iris ‘Golden Harvest’ warms the spring garden with its cheerful blossoms of rich, pure yellow.

Named for the Holland growers who originally hybridized them, the bright flowers of Dutch iris rise on slender stems in spring amid narrow, reedlike foliage. The sturdy, graceful blossoms are comprised of three upright standards and three downward-curving falls, which are usually marked with a bright yellow blotch. Appearing in numerous shades and combinations of blue, purple, yellow, white, bronze, mauve and orange, these colorful iris make excellent, long-lasting cut flowers.

Dutch irises are sun-loving, bulbous perennials which go dormant after flowering in spring. Plant the bulbs in late summer to early fall at a depth of three to four inches, spaced three to six inches apart, in moderately fertile, well-drained soil. The vibrant-blooming Dutch irises are best displayed among other perennial so their foliage conceals the irises as they go dormant by the end of spring.

  • USDA Zones: 4-9
  • Bloom Time: May-June
  • Height: 24"
  • Planting depth/Spacing: 5"/ 2"
  • Deer Resistant: yes
Outdoor Beds Find a location where the soil drains well. If there are still water puddles 5-6 hours after a hard rain scout out another site. Or amend the soil with the addition of organic material to raise the level 2-3" to improve the drainage. Peat moss, compost, ground bark or decomposed manure all work well and are widely available. Dutch irises perform best in soil that provides good drainage. Site your Dutch irises where they will receive full sun. Dig holes and plant the irises 4" deep and 3" apart. The bulbs look like small pointed onions. Plant with the pointed end facing upwards. After planting, water well, gently soaking the soil to settle it around the bulbs. In warmer climates foliage will form in the autumn, winter will bring taller growth and flowers will develop in the spring. In colder regions foliage and flowers will wait until winter's cold has passed and will develop in the spring.   When in bloom, feel free to cut iris flowers for spring bouquets. This will not hurt the plants. After blooming has finished for the season leave the foliage in place; don't cut it off. The leaves will gather sunlight, create food through photosynthesis and strengthen the bulbs for the future. Water as needed during active growth periods; about 1" of moisture per week is a good estimate. During the summer the leaves will yellow and die back as the plant slips into dormancy. Foliage many be removed at this point. Your Dutch irises will rest for a few months before beginning the next growing cycle.


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