While called 'Dutch Iris', this iris never grew wild in the Netherlands. Instead, it is the product of hybridizations carried out by Dutch growers. Tall and slender, it features flowers that are 4 in. wide (10 cm) with flower stalks, surrounded by gray reed-like leaves, that are very sturdy - a quality which makes them quite suitable for use as cut flowers. The color assortment is very wide and includes bicolored varieties.
- Flowering occurs in late spring to early summer for 2-3 weeks.
- Generally growing up to 22-26 inches tall (55-65 cm), it makes excellent cut flowers!
- Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerates some afternoon shade.
- Lovely in beds and borders. Spectacular when planted in groups (at least 20 bulbs)!
- Deer and rabbit resistant
- To plant in fall or spring
- Ingestion may cause discomfort.