Plant Families / Iris Hollandica - Dutch Irises
While called 'Dutch Iris', Iris hollandica 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, Dutch Irises are deer and rabbit resistant.