IRIS SIBIRICA 'SHIRLEY POPE'

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Iris shirley pope

IRIS SIBIRICA 'SHIRLEY POPE'

$3.43 / packet

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Description

Extraordinarily-large flowers open on this wonderfully dark velvety iris ,with dark red-purple standards, above broad, purple falls with white at the base of each petal. One of the largest of all Iris sibirica forms, seedling may vary but should all be splendid. After blooming, the grass like foliage, consisting of sturdy clumps of upright, blue-green, blade-shaped leaves, stands up straight, unlike many other varieties, making the foliage one of the most attractive garden features.

Sowing Advice

For best results, sow immediately onto a good soil-based compost. Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. They can be sown at any time, and germination can sometimes be quicker if kept at 15 to 20 degrees C. We sow most seeds in an unheated greenhouse and wait for natural germination, as many seeds have built-in dormancy mechanisms, often waiting for natural spring germination, hence giving them a full season of growth.

Key Facts

Family:Iridaceae

Classification:Hardy perennial

Height:80cm

Packet Content:8 seeds (Approx)

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