Iris 'Bishop's Robe'

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Buy Iris 'Bishop's Robe' bearded iris: A opulent coloured bearded iris

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: well-drained, moderately fertile, neutral to acidic soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: May and June
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    The opulent colouring of this bearded iris really makes an impact in the border - particularly when it is used to add body to softer lilacs and pinks, or act as a contrast to sulphur yellows or oranges.

  • 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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In my tiny garden I am stuck with an area of concrete against the front wall of the house (approx West facing). It gets very sunny, hot and dry in summer but catches the wind. Could I grow bearded irises in a container here? A sink, maybe, or I have a small old galvanised metal water tank in which the roots would definitely get baked.


Hello, Yes, it is possible to grow bearded iris in pots, but do make sure they go into a heavy pot that wont topple over in the wind.


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