Dutch iris bulbs ( syn Eye of the Tiger )
- Position: full sun
- Soil: well-drained, moderately fertile, neutral or alkaline soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: May to June
- Other features: all parts of the plant may cause severe discomfort if ingested; contact with the sap may irritate the skin
- Hardiness: fully hardy
- Bulb Size: 6/7
Narrow standards rise above the heavily-veined bronze-maroon falls, each of which have a yellow eye, forming magnificent flowers that top the upright stems from late spring to early summer. It looks wonderful when planted in drifts through the border, or when allowed to form larger clumps in naturalised planting schemes. The flowers will last well after being cut too.
- Garden care: Plant 10cm deep and 10cm apart in naturalistic drifts in September or October in a well-drained, sunny site.
- Harmful if eaten