Iris Reticulata Alida

  • Rutgers Classes

    There are no upcoming events at this time.

  • Show Dates

    There are no upcoming events at this time.

  • Speaking Engagements

    There are no upcoming events at this time.

Clear

Quick Overview

Iris Reticulata Alida

Circa 1914. Flax-blue standards with lighter tips, whiterimmed,yellow blotches.HZ: 5-9 4” April

Iris Reticulata Alida

Rock Garden Iris are generally smaller, sometimes much smaller, than their Bearded, Siberian or Louisiana cousins. The first Rock Garden Iris were introduced into Europe in 1596. Today, Rock Garden Iris are prized as great plants for pollinators. Because these iris bloom very, very early, they are a favorite of bees and other pollinators in the early spring when little else is available. Iris survive in poor soil, drought and windy areas, but they thrive in soil with good drainage and areas of good sunlight. Plant 4-5 inches apart and 2-4 inches deep. Because of their tiny size, it is recommended to plant at least 10 bulbs in a group.

Recommended Companion Plants

Top