Exceptional plant for the dry shady patch once established, but will grow almost anyway (sea cliffs) A Uk / European wild flower resistant to rabbits & deer used traditionally as a medicine herb, high value
Also known as the Stinking Iris, because of the offensive odor given off from the bruised leaves. This is grown for the showy seed heads, with berries that turn scarlet in fall, and are excellent for using in fresh or dried arrangements. The flowers of this plant are small, light purple, and fairly insignificant. Evergreen. Well worth growing for its outstanding autumn display, especially showy in mixed containers or as an edging. A tough plant, tolerant of dry shade once established. This iris has the constitution of an ox and the ability to grow just about anywhere. There is another bonus - it is extremely variable, both in the colour of its flowers and seeds, and naturally crosses to produce beautiful babies. Position: full sun / part shade Soil: Well drained, Normal/sand/clay Rate of growth: moderate Flowering period: late spring to Summer Flower colour: mauve/lilac Other features: tolerant of clay & dry shade Hardiness: hardy Eventual Height: 60cm Eventual Spread: 45cm
We use locally made natural worm cast based compost and feed. This is a natural bio food making healthy strong plants, naturally balanced and less prone to disease.
Are plants are grown hardy to enable faster establishment after they arrive too you. it is important to unwrap immediately and soak if needed. if you need time before planting then a loose covering of compost in a pot for any plugs or bare root plants will do.