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Iris 'Dutch Chocolate' (Bearded Iris)

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Iris 'Dutch Chocolate' (bearded iris)

Iris 'Dutch Chocolate' (Bearded Iris)

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Position: full sun
Soil: well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil
Rate of growth: average
Flowering period: May and June
Hardiness: fully hardy An unusual new introduction with rich brown, fragrant, ruffled blooms in May and June. It not only looks great, but actually flowers for longer - sometimes up to four weeks - often with repeat performance in the autumn if the weather is hot and dry. Lovely in drifts in a sunny border.Garden care: Bearded irises prefer full sun and neutral-alkaline soil but if you have acidic or peaty soils you can top dress with lime before planting for good results. Plant shallowly with the upper part of the rhizome sitting on the surface of the soil, incorporating a low nitrogen fertiliser in the planting hole. After planting remove the upper-most third of the leaves to protect against wind-rock. In exposed areas stake with bamboo canes in early spring. Divide and replant about every three years.



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