Red Ember - Dutch Iris
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Very dark purple standards (back lit here) with maroon falls (late).
Aspect: Full sun to semi shade
Growing Zones: Zones 1, 2, 3, 4 (refer to Climate Map)
Product Type: Dutch Iris
Product code: REM
Scientific Name: Iris x hybrid
Supplied as: Dry Bulbs
Water Wise: No
Colour: Purple, Maroon
Planting Time: Feb;Mar;Apr
End Use: Garden;Cut Flowers;Naturalising
Frost Hardy: Yes
Dutch Iris: (Zones 1,2,3,4) - See also General Bulb Growing Instructions
Dutch Iris prefer temperate climates but will tolerate warmer conditions than tulips. They are reasonably hardy and will naturalise in the right conditions. Plant 10cm apart and 10cm deep. They are best planted in groups and will form clumps that can be separated after a few years. Water well from planting onwards to promote root growth. They make excellent cut flowers; cut when buds have begun to unfurl. Flower mid-late spring.