Belonging to the Iris genus, Reticulated Iris has a botanical name of Iris reticulata. The botanical name epithet reticulata means 'covered with a network of veins'.Blooms appear in these approximate colours: Lavender mist and Iris. It is a flower that typically grows as a perennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of three years or more. Reticulated Iris is known for its erect habit and growing to a height of approximately 15.0 cm (5.85 inches). This plant tends to bloom in late winter. This plant is a great attractor for bees, so if you are looking to attract wildlife Reticulated Iris is a great choice.
Due to how easy it is to grow in a variety of conditions, Reticulated Iris is great for beginner gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.
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3 feeds at monthly intervals with a liquid fertilizer after flowering. Use a high nitrogen granular fertilizer in autumn
Propagate by lifting and dividing clumps. Only do this when absolutely necessary, as they dislike the disturbance. They should be left undisturbed for four or five years, at leastTry to plant in a location that enjoys partial sun. Keep in mind when planting that Reticulated Iris is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures.
These plants have been known to grow well alongside Reticulated Iris so consider planting:
Other small, early bulbs:
Aconite will bloom at the same time in contrasting yellow. Snow drops will still be blooming, in contrasting white.
It is nice to plant Late emerging perennials to fill the spot nearby.
These plants will not grow well with Reticulated Iris so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Reticulated Iris plants:
Aphids, eelworm, narcissus fly.
Iris, Dwarf iris, Miniature Iris