Iris flowers are named after the Greek Goddess of the rainbow, which is appropriate for their extensive range of colours.
There are many different varieties of Iris The most common is the German Bearded Iris’ which include a range of different cultivatars.
Iris can be divided every 2-3 years. It is best to this in autumn at the end of the growing season. It is fine to use a spade and split the rhizomes into 2 or 3 pieces.
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Iris aucheri is almost icy blue in its typical form, but can be white to blue with a yellow ridge on the falls. There is a deep indigo form as well. The flowers have a violet-like scent.
This plant is growing in an Alpine house but it is easy, hardy, and vigorous, preferring sun and well drained soil. Water may collect in the leaves causing rot.
It is one of the ‘Junos’ which make up the largest group of bulbous irises with something around 60 species.
The overall form of most Junos is very distinct with fleshy corn like stems.
These varieties are dormant in summer.
‘Long tom pots’ are best to accommodate the deep fleshy roots.
All Juno Iris are best grown from seed.
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