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Price reductions at Crocus

by Sarah - September 4th, 2009.
Filed under: Crocus, Price Reductions.

We've found a reduced price today on this product at Crocus

tall bearded iris
tall bearded iris was £5.99 now £4.99
Position: full sunSoil: well-drained, moderately fertile, neutral to acidic soilRate of growth: averageFlowering period: May and JuneFlower colour: whiteOther features: all parts of the plant may cause severe discomfort if ingestedHardiness: fully hardy,A nearly pure white bearded iris, but the white standards have a faint hint of pale blue towards their edges. The falls are more noticeably veined and they have a yellow beard. Overall, they are glorious. It is a reliable performer, with large flowers on tall stems above the fan of sword-shaped foliage. Like all irises, it is worth preparing the soil before planting by adding plenty of well rotted manure or good garden compost to provide nitrogen and other nutrients.Garden care: Bearded irises prefer full sun and neutral-alkaline soil, but if you have acidic or peaty soils you can top-dress with lime before planting for good results. 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. Divide and replant about every three years.