Iris versicolor 'Kermesina'
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Deepth of water depth of water 0-10cm
- Soil type: deep, moist to wet, humus-rich acidic soil
- Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
- Flowering period: June to July
- Hardiness: fully hardy
These beautiful water-loving irises are ideal for planting at the margins of a medium to large pond. In early and midsummer each branched stem is festooned with up to five, beardless, reddish purple flowers, each with yellow and white markings. A handsome plant that is easy to grow in boggy conditions.
- Garden care: These plants are potted up (using a suitable aquatic compost) into 1-litre aquatic pots. These pots are made of a fine mesh, which allows water to circulate through the compost, providing the plants with both oxygen and nutrients. If you are using them as a aquatic plant, they can be placed straight into the pond, however they will preform better if planted out sooner rather than later. To enhance flowering divide congested clumps every three to five years.
- Harmful if eaten
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Q:Should bog iris be removed from the pond in winter ?Asked on 22/8/2014 by gardener from Camberley
These plants are hardy, so they can stay in the ground (pond margin) throughout the winter.Answered on 27/8/2014 by helen from crocus
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