Iris setosa

Full Sun
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Plant Overview

A lovely dwarf form of Iris, producing stunning deep purple-blue flowers from late spring into summer. Grey-green foliage. Ideal for a rockery, container or gravel garden.

Drought tolerant.

Height and Spread: 20cm x 30cm

Common name: Bristle-pointed Iris.

Iris: Named after the goddess of the rainbow, probably because of the variety of brilliant flower colours. Irises were traditionally a symbol of power and much used in heraldry, being the symbol of the kings of France. They had a variety of medicinal uses, and Iris root was important in perfumery. Irises grow in a variety of habitats, some in baking hot sun and others in water.

This alpine plant may be supplied in a 7cm or 9cm pot, depending on the time of year.







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All our plants are supplied in 9cm pots unless otherwise specified. Plants in this size pot establish quickly in the garden and often outpace plants in bigger pots planted at the same time. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant.
The majority of our plants are grown outdoors. This means that they follow their natural growth patterns and are ready to plant at any time of the year. If you order the plants in winter, they are likely to be dormant and died back to ground level, ready to shoot again in spring - just like the herbaceous perennials in your own garden. Very occasionally, in winter, we may indicate on the packing slip that a plant needs to be hardened off before planting out. This will be because it has just come out of a polytunnel. If you have any questions about our plants or growing methods, please feel free to drop us an email.
We grow most of what we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside. Our prices include VAT at 20%.