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Iris 'Superstition' (Bearded Iris)

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Iris 'Superstition' (bearded iris)

Iris 'superstition' (Bearded Iris)

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Position: full sun
Soil: well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil
Rate of growth: average
Flowering period: April to May
Hardiness: fully hardy
A stunning, bearded iris with dusky, purple-black flowers from April to May and grey-green, sword-like leaves. It looks fabulous planted in drifts in a well-drained, sunny border, as a complement to other blue and purple flowers, or to provide a dramatic accent among paler flowers. Plant towards the middle of the border to fully appreciate the colour.Garden care: Bearded irises prefer full sun and neutral-alkaline soil but if you have acidic or peaty soils you can top dress with lime before planting for good results. Plant shallowly with the upper part of the rhizome sitting on the surface of the soil, incorporating a low nitrogen fertiliser in the planting hole. After planting remove the upper-most third of the leaves to protect against wind-rock. In exposed areas stake with bamboo canes in early spring. Divide and replant about every three years.



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