Iris douglasiana

This beardless hardy iris from California has slender coarse deep green leaves that are normally evergreen and spread out to a width ot 60cm (2ft). The 7 5cm (3in) wide flowers are borne in fours or fives on branched stems They are m shades

Incarvillea delavayi is another well-known species, Iris douglasiana Is Ideal for setting around

  • ising to 60cm [2ft] and displaying 5-7 5cm rhododendrons, where it helps to produce ground
  • 2-3m] long rose-pink flowers during early summer. cover and to create colour when some of the

This species is taller than Incarvillea mairei rhododendrons have finished flowering.

of blue-purple and lavender, with distinctive veining on the falls" (the three outer petals], and appear trom early to mid-summer Height: 3G-45cm (1-1 V,ft) Spread: 6Q-75cm [2-2),ft) Cultivation: This iris tolerates a little lime in the soil, and needs full sun or partial shade. However, it also grows welt in neutral or slightly acid soil. Propagation: It tends to be shortlived, but fortunately it is easily increased from seed sown during autumn in boxes of loam-based compost kept at 10°C [50° F). Alternatively lift and divide the rhizomes in autumn, but take care that they do not dry out before becomingestabiished.

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