Iris 'Jane Phillips'

bearded iris

2 litre pot
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Classic, tall warm-azure blue falls and standards, finely lined in deep-blue, make this the best mid-blue iris on offer

Val Bourne - Garden Writer

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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: well-drained, moderately fertile, neutral to acidic soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: May and June
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Deservedly popular, this has delicate flax-blue, slightly fragrant flowers with spectacular, ruffled petals in May and June and fans of sword-shaped, grey-green leaves. This tall bearded iris is gorgeous planted en masse in a sunny, well-drained border or as part of a cottage-garden scheme.

  • Garden care: 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. Remove the stems after flowering from the base as this will concentrate the plant's energy into producing new rhizomes. Divide and replant about every three years.

  • Harmful if eaten

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  • Q:

    Iris Cliffs of Dover

    Hi Crocus Advice please. All the Iris 'Cliffs of Dover ' appear to have died back to ground level is this normal for Irises and will they reappear next season? Thanks Chris
    Asked on 8/29/2009 by Chris Greenshields

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    • A:

      Hello Chris These plants do die back at this time of the year so I would not be concerned and then put on lots of new growth in spring. Best regards, Helen Plant Doctor

      Answered on 9/1/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
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    Advice on planting your pre-designed Red Summer border

    Dear sir/madam I am particularly interested in buying the Red Summer Pre Designed Border. Please can you tell me whether these plants are suitable for planting in conjunction with weed inhibiting fabric. I want to minimise the amount of weeding required. Many thanks for your help Ruth
    Asked on 6/22/2009 by Ruth Hamilton

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    • A:

      Hello Ruth, You can plant these into the weed supressing fabric without any trouble at all, provided you make sure the fabric allows the water to drain through. All you need to do is cut big crosses into the fabric and peel back the edges to plant and then fold back the edges again. I hope this helps.

      Answered on 6/23/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
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