30x Dwarf iris - Mix 'Purple Rain' purple

Iris reticulata

30x Dwarf iris - Mix 'Purple Rain' purple

Iris reticulata
Early spring atmosphere
Want to start the spring now? The dwarf iris mix will do just the job! When the first rays of spring sun start to appear, these flower bulbs will already be in bloom. Get in the mood for spring with these purple flowers that look like little orchids. Plant the bulbs in the spring. In well-drained soil. The flowers bloom in the spring.
The bulbs can be planted in open ground or in a pot. Potted bulbs aren't frost hardy, so bring the pot indoors or protect the plant with bubble wrap. Space the bulbs out when planting in open ground. The distance between plants is three times the width of the bulb. Plant the bulb the depth of three times the bulb's height. Plant the bulbs in full sun or partial shade. Water the bulb immediately after planting. Don't water it until the soil feels dry to the touch. The bulbs come in organic packaging. Made of 100% natural materials and 100% recyclable!
All our flower bulbs have the Holland Selection A quality mark, and come with a 100% guarantee that they will grow and bloom. You can be certain that the flower bulbs will grow.

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30x Dwarf iris - Mix 'Purple Rain' purple
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We measure the diameter of the bulb. A bigger bulb contains more food for longer flowering and a stronger plant.

Color: Purple
Delivery type: Supplied as bulb or tuber
Edible: No
Flowering: February - March
Cutting flowers: No
Grafted: No
Green stayer: No
Growing Height: 15 cm
Guarantee: 1 year growth and flowering guarantee
Hardy plants: No
Latin name: Iris reticulata
Leafs all year: No
Preferred location: Sun, Half shadow
Naturalizing: Yes
Planting depth: 5 - 6 cm
Planting distance: 5 - 10 cm
Scented: Not Scented
Self polinating: No

As soon as possible after receiving the Iris reticulata bulbs they can be planted in the garden, a flower pot or in a planter. Plant the bulbs in a hole that is three times as deep as the height of the bulb - a bulb of 2 cm should be planted in a 6 cm deep hole. The planting distance for Iris reticulata should be about 10 cm. Thoroughly loosen the soil and plant the bulbs point upwards. Refill the planting hole and avoid walking over the soil. Plant the Iris reticulata bulbs in large groups for best effect. Irises grow best in fertile, well-drained soil in a sunny or partly shaded position. These irises are particularly suitable for the rock garden.

Iris reticulata in pots

This dwarf Iris is a good variety for growing in pots or window-boxes. Layer the bottom of the pot with hydro-pellets or gravel and make sure you use fresh potting compost. They can be planted closer together in pots. Potted bulbs are of course more susceptible to frost. For extra insulation during the winter months, try lining the inside of the pot with bubble wrap before filling with potting compost (but don't forget the hole in the bottom).


The Iris reticulata bulbs are ideal for naturalising, so they can remain in the same spot for years. Water during periods of drought but avoid making the soil too wet as they do not appreciate standing in water.
Deadhead the faded flowers and this will direct the energy back into the bulb. For a healthy growth, we recommend sprinkling Bakker's universal plant feed immediately after flowering. This will ensure a rich flowering for the following year. Protect them with a layer of leaf litter or straw if severe frost is predicted (> -20° C) - Use bubble wrap around pots and keep them out of the sun. Iris reticulata with good care will return with lots of flowers again next year.

 Iris reticulata in the winter

Although Iris reticulata is relatively hardy (to -20° C), as with most bulbs it is advisable to protect them, by ensuring a well-drained soil, they should then get through the winter.


The scientific name comes from the Greek goddess 'Iris', who was the goddess of the rainbow, and messenger between the Olympian gods and the people. All the colours of the Iris are symbolic of the colours of the rainbow she travelled upon.


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