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Iris 'Cable Car' (iris)

Iris 'Cable Car' (Iris)

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Position: full sun
Soil: well-drained, moderately fertile, neutral to acidic soil
Rate of growth: average
Flowering period: May to June
Hardiness: fully hardy
Glowing, large honey brown blooms with an orange beard are held on tall, stiff stems and are produced from early to midsummer. This variety looks lovely planted in bold drifts in a sunny, well-drained border. They don't like to be shaded as they like their rhizomes to be baked by the sun. Like all irises, it is worth preparing the soil before planting by adding plenty of well rotted manure or good garden compost to provide nitrogen and other nutrients. Garden care: 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 minimise the incidence of wind-rock. In exposed areas stake with bamboo canes in early spring.



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