Iris reticulata

Iris reticulata

Habitat:
Iris reticulata, commonly called reticulated iris, is a bulbous perennial iris that is native to Turkey and the Caucasus region. The species name of reticulata is in reference to the netted or reticulate pattern on the dry bulbs.

Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Soil needs to stay relatively dry in summer in order for the bulbs to set buds for the following year. Plant bulbs 7-10cm deep in the autumn. Bulbs tend to separate into offsets or bulblets after bloom (particularly when planted shallowly), with each new bulblet requiring several years to mature. Although bulbs can be dug and divided (offsets removed) after bloom, it is probably best to do this only if flowering has significantly declined.

Availability:
Available from our nursery.