Before planting Dutch Iris, work compost into the soil and put it on the soils surface to create a cooling mulch. This plant naturally flowers during spring but it can be forced (manipulated) to flower earlier. If the bulb has not been treated, it should be planted in early May when the weather is cooler for winter. They should be planted at a depth of 5cm with 7cm between the bulbs. The lowest temperature that this plant can tolerate is 0°C.
After flowering, the bulbs can be lifted in November during their dormancy – the foliage will yellow as dormancy begins. In South Africa, the spring time is usually too warm for the plant to have the same level of flowering in their second season.
Small bulblets can be pried off the mother bulb and planted for the next season.
25 bulbs per pack
Planting time: March to June
Flowering time: September to October