Iris reticulata Clairette has dainty sky blue flowers with a large white splash with blue spots on some petals and darker blue tips. Grass-like, grey-green leaves complement the blooms perfectly. These Iris reticulata Clairette bulbs will give you a patch of delightful miniature iris plants to enjoy in March. They are particularly suited for planting in groups for impact, and are often seen, nestling in rockeries, but they are also perfect for the front of borders, containers or window boxes and underplanting around trees and shrubs. Dwarf irises are easy to grow, and prefer moist, well-draining soil, tolerating either full sun or partial shade.
Delicate two-tone flowers
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Plant Type: Spring Bulb
Hardiness: H6 Hardy. Minimum temperature -15 to -20°C.
Plant Height (at maturity): H 15cm/6"
Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Blue
Fragrant Flower: No
Aromatic Foliage: No
RHS Award of Garden Merit: No
RHS Perfect for Pollinators: No
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Soil Type: Loam
Soil Drainage: Moist but Well Drained
Light Exposure: Full Sun/Partial Shade
Planting Style: Flower Beds & Borders; Patio Containers
Season of Interest: Spring
Flowering (from - to): February - March
Planting (from - to): September - October
Typically Available (from - to): September - January
Iris like full sun or partial shade and an open soil with plenty of humus and good drainage. Ideal for naturalising (leaving in for flowers year after year) in rockeries and edges of borders. Also suitable for containers. Remove faded flowers and apply fertilizer 4-5 weeks after flowering. When clumps become too crowded, lift, divide and replant about 2 weeks after flowering. Why not plant a Winter Corner near the house along with anemone blanda, chionodoxa (Glory of the Snow) and galanthus nivalis (snowdrops).