Planting Instructions by Flower Name
- Hardy Zones: 4-9
- Spacing: 2-3
- Height: 4-6"
- Blooms: early spring
- Planting Depth: 3-4"
- Ships As: package of 25 bulbs
Dwarf Irises Mixture
Irises have their own family, Iridaceae, and are native to temperate regions of the northern hemisphere. There are more than 200 species, with great variation in growth habit, flower form and color. Reticulated irises originated in the Caucasus region and grow from bulbs. Our mixture will produce low-growing flowers in shades of purple and yellow, emitting a gentle fragrance, comparable to violets.
Choose a well-draining area that gets full sun to part shade. Plant bulbs pointed end up, 3-4” deep and 2-3” apart. For best effect, plant the bulbs in large groupings; the small flowers will be lost in the landscape if planted in small numbers. These iris are also an excellent choice for rock gardens. Water well. Mulch heavily in areas with cold winters, to provide protection from the freezing and thawing cycles.
Provide moisture during the spring growing season. There is no need to water after blooming, as reticulated irises prefer a dry summer. If conditions are right, the Dwarf Irises will naturalize and spread.