BEARDED IRIS MYSTIQUE
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Bearded Iris Mystique(Iris x hybrid) ruffled light blue standards and deep purple falls gives this a beautiful contrast.
Bearded Iris is ideal for providing tall accents in the garden bed and is one of the most elegant and easy to grow flowers of Summer. They are extremly hardy and are drought and frost resistant once established.
Bearded Iris have attractive flat, sword-like foliage and graceful elegant flowers produced en-masse in summer. They will quickly develop into thick clumps up to 70cm wide in 3-4 years. They dislike strong winds and frosts, sunshine and good drainage is the most important thing for the plants to produce good flowers. Clumps can be divided to keep the clumps fresh or to plant in more areas of the garden.
Supplied as a bare rooted plants.
- Frost tolerant once established
- Require little water once established
- Suitable for areas with full sun
- Ideal in pots or containers
- Grows 60-70cm wide
- Grows to 60-70cm high
- Ideal Growing Regions:
- Mild Tropical
- View growing regions on the Climate Map
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Common Name: BEARDED IRIS
Also known as: Rainbow Flower
Botanical Name: Iris x germanica
Family Name: Iridaceae
Plant Type: Perennial Rhizome
Size Tall: 1m H x 40cm W
Size Dwarf: 40-60cm H
Positioning: Full Sun
Flowering: Late Spring
Planting Width: 20-30cm
Planting Depth: Roots into soil, top of the rhizome just above soil surface
General Information: Attractive flat, sword-like foliage and graceful elegant flowers produced en-masse in summer. Quickly develops thick clumps up to 70cm wide in 3–4 years.
Soil: Well drained, but not too rich as this can inhibit flowering production.
Watering: Drought tolerant plant, will rot if over watered. In most areas, natural rainfall should be enough.
Fertilising: None really required, but a light application of low nitrogen fertiliser can be applied in autumn and spring.
Pruning: Remove spent flowers. Remove old leaves in autumn to allow the sunshine to help dry out the soil while not flowering.
Likes: Cool to cold winters, lime.
Dislikes: strong winds and frosts.
Pests: Insects can attack, control with insecticide as required. The rhizome will rot if buried too deep, overwatered or mulched too close.
✔ Ideal for tall accents in the garden bed.
Establish which coloured region you live in and then consider the varieties listed as typically suited to that area. The Australian Climate Guide map is intended as a guide only as climatic conditions vary between specific locations. Factors such as local altitude, wind and the proximity of hills, mountains and bodies of water can cause variations from the generalised climate map. Note also that although a plant may be listed as suitable for a particular region, it may still require protection from extremes such as frost or strong winds. You should also consider its requirements for sun, shade and water.
Remember that you can often extend the range of plants that you can grow by creating micro-climates within your garden. Planting under trees, beside brick walls or in the shelter of a building, on high or low points in the garden can all have an effect. Even planting by a pond or surrounded by rocks can be used to advantage. Part of the joy of gardening can be experimenting and nothing is more pleasing that achieving success with a plant that is not usually seen in your area.
The map is based on Australian Bureau of Meteorology 30 year climatology data from 1961-1990. The zones are based on both temperature and humidity:
- Tropical – hot humid summer .
- Mild Tropical – warm humid summer
- Semi-arid – hot dry summer, cold winter
- Arid – hot dry summer, cold winter
- Temperate – warm summer, cool winter
- Cool – mild-warm summer, cool winter