Iris versicolor 'Kermesina'

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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil type: deep, moist to wet, humus-rich acidic soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
  • Flowering period: June to July
  • Other features: all parts of the plant may cause severe discomfort if ingested
  • 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: Cut foliage back in autumn and divide large clumps immediately after flowering. They do not come true from seed, so removing the spent flowers will prevent unwanted seedlings from appearing.

  • Harmful if eaten

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    Should bog iris be removed from the pond in winter ?
    Asked on 22/8/2014 by gardener from Camberley

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      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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