Iris 'White City'
- Position: full sun
- Soil: well-drained, moderately fertile, neutral to acidic soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: May and June
- Flower colour: palest ice blue fading to pure white
- Other features: all parts of the plant may cause severe discomfort if ingested
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Slender stems arise from amongst the strap-shaped foliage in late spring or early summer bearing the palest blue flowers, which fade to white as they mature. The beards are white too, but look as though the tips have been brushed with gold. Each flower is large and showy and has a delicate perfume. Try mixing them with soft blues, lilacs and silvers to create a dazzling show.
- 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. Divide and replant about every three years.
- Harmful if eaten
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