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Sky blue. Fresh from the garden.

We daydream about things like this. The sky-blue colour of the Iris germanica (bearded iris) "Jane Philips", that is. The colour is so intense. It's almost as if we can see through the flowers. Not to mention that they smell heavenly too. You will receive the Iris germanica "Jane Philips" as bare-root stock in sugar cane sacking. This is more environmentally friendly than plastic nursery pots. The roots are shipped fresh from the ground. They are already one year old. This gives them additional strength, enabling them to grow faster than they would in a nursery pot. Plants grown from bare-root stock also adapt to their new environment more easily. They flower better and they are more economical. Bare-root stock plants grow when it becomes warmer. These are winter-hardy perennials, so they return every year. The Iris germanica is best planted in the autumn. The "Jane Philips" begins blooming at the end of spring. This will continue for months. These sky-blue bearded irises can be planted in flower pots or around the garden, in full sun. The flowers handle dry weather well. However, the roots should be watered immediately after planting.

3x Bearded iris 'Jane Phillips' blue - Bare rooted - Hardy plant

Iris germanica 'Jane Phillips'

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3x Bearded iris 'Jane Phillips' blue - Bare rooted - Hardy plant

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Specifications

Blue
Supplied as bare-rooted plant
Not edible
Flowering May - June
Cut flower
Growing height 80 - 90 cm
6 months growth and flowering guarantee
Hardy plant
Deciduous
Location: Half shadow
Planting distance 30 - 40 cm

Planting

Bearded Iris 'Jane Phillips' grows best in the garden. The plant has thick rhizomes. These thick roots should be planted as soon as possible after receiving them. First prepare the ground and thoroughly loosen the soil. Improve heavy garden soil by mixing in some sharp sand. Make a mound in the planting hole and lay the thick roots of the iris 'Jane Phillips' on the mound about 1 cm below ground level. Spread the roots along both sides of the mound. Fill the hole with soil and press firmly. Water immediately after planting. The spacing of the rhizomes should be roughly about 25-30 cm. Iris 'Jane Phillips' flowers well in a warm sunny area or semi shade in well-drained, fairly dry soil.

Bearded Iris 'Jane Philips' is great for the garden

Bearded Irises are a group of large-flowered irises that dislike wet soil. Dry soil with good water drainage is ideal. These irises grow best and are at home when planted in a raised bed against a south wall. However, Bearded Irises also experience a rich bloom when planted along a sunny border.

Care

Bearded Iris 'Jane Phillips' is a hardy perennial. There are still gardeners who think that Iris Germanica like to grow in wet soil, but they are very happy in normal garden soils. Cut off faded flower stems completely and remove any unpleasant-looking leaves. The sword-shaped, greyish green leaves die towards the end of summer, but new leaves appear once again in autumn. In winter, cover the plants with a layer of fallen leaves or conifer branches. In spring, cut off all the leaves, provide it with a garden fertilizer and soon you will see new shoots growing above the ground.

Bearded Irises should be rejuvenated

For a rich flowering, it is recommended to rejuvenate your Bearded Irises after about four years. Dig up the rhizomes in August. Cut off the younger parts using a sharp knife while making sure that each part has a growing point (shoot leaf). Replant these young pieces and the following year the beautiful flowers appear again.

Extra

Bearded Iris 'Jane Phillips' is a wonderful variety. The upright petals often have a different colour than the drooping petals. This allows for a nice colour contrast within the flowers. The lower petals are called the 'beard'. Bearded Irises are also known by their former name, Iris Barbata, and are sometimes called Iris Barbata Sword. They have sword shaped foliage.

Description

Sky blue. Fresh from the garden.

We daydream about things like this. The sky-blue colour of the Iris germanica (bearded iris) "Jane Philips", that is. The colour is so intense. It's almost as if we can see through the flowers. Not to mention that they smell heavenly too. You will receive the Iris germanica "Jane Philips" as bare-root stock in sugar cane sacking. This is more environmentally friendly than plastic nursery pots. The roots are shipped fresh from the ground. They are already one year old. This gives them additional strength, enabling them to grow faster than they would in a nursery pot. Plants grown from bare-root stock also adapt to their new environment more easily. They flower better and they are more economical. Bare-root stock plants grow when it becomes warmer. These are winter-hardy perennials, so they return every year. The Iris germanica is best planted in the autumn. The "Jane Philips" begins blooming at the end of spring. This will continue for months. These sky-blue bearded irises can be planted in flower pots or around the garden, in full sun. The flowers handle dry weather well. However, the roots should be watered immediately after planting.

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