Iris (Iris spp.) plants are often seen in bunches of flowers in spring or in spring coloured gardens. They grow from rhizomes into large clumps of attractive, grey-green leaves to 60 cm or more tall. Their silky, flag-like flowers come in a wide range of colours including yellow, gold, lavender, mauve, purple, brown and white. Many have combinations of more than one colour, which makes them truly spectacular!


How to grow irises in a garden

  1. Choose a well-drained spot in the garden that gets full sun.
  2. Enrich the soil with some compost and Yates Thrive Natural Blood & Bone with Seaweed before planting.
  3. Place rhizomes directly where the plant is to grow. Dig a hole, form a mound in the bottom and place the rhizome on top, spreading the roots over the mound. The top of the rhizome should just be at ground level.
  4. Keep the soil nice and moist ensuring not to overwater.
  5. When flower buds appear feed, feed with Yates Thrive Rose & Flower Granular Plant Food. TIP: For an added boost apply
    Yates Thrive Roses & Flower Liquid Plant Food

     
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How to grow irises in a pot

  1. Choose a pot that has adequate drainage holes and place it in a position that gets full sun.
  2. Fill the pot with Yates Premium Potting Mix.
  3. Dig a hole, form a mound in the bottom and place the rhizome on top, spreading the roots over the mound. The top of the rhizome should just be at ground level.
  4. Keep the soil nice and moist ensuring not to overwater
  5. When flower buds appear feed every 1 to 2 weeks with Yates Thrive Roses & Flower Liquid Plant Food. TIP: For an added boost apply Yates Thrive Fish Blood & Bone Plant Food Concentrate.  

Growing tips

  • Annuals such as pansies, violas and alyssum create a lovely fill to reduce the gaps between the plants.


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English Daisy

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Echinacea

Echinacea is a hardy herbaceous perennial with large fragrant pink daisy-like flowers. Used for therapeutic purposes and as a delicious tea.

Virginian Stock

Bright pink, purple, and white blooms prolifically cover this flowering annual in spring and summer. They're easy to grow and are perfectly suited to garden beds, borders and pots.


Recommended products

Yates Premium Potting Mix

A premium potting mix, ideal for all potted plants and shrubs, including ornamentals, fruit trees, vegies and herbs.