Iris 'Ever After'
- Position: full sun
- Soil: well-drained, moderately fertile, neutral to acidic soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: May and June
- Flower colour: plum
- Other features: all parts of the plant may cause severe discomfort if ingested
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Mulberry-coloured petals, which become paler towards the base and have softly ruffled edges, offer a vibrant contrast to the bright orange beards. These lightly scented flowers, will add bold colour to the border in late spring and early summer, and look wonderful when mixed with paler pinks, as well as all shades of blue and purple. 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: 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 ChrisAsked on 29/8/2009 by Chris Greenshields
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 DoctorAnswered on 1/9/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
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