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Reticulate Iris Katharine Hodgkin in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Iris 'Katharine Hodgkin' syn. Iris reticulata 'Katharine Hodgkin'

 

Reticulate Iris 'Katharine Hodgkin'

Reticulate iris sports tubular leaves that are pointed, and ridged. The plants are small - up to around 15 cms. in height - and the flowers come early in the season - from late Winter. 'Katharine Hodgkin' has delicately patterned sky blue flowers, the falls being striped sky blue with a yellow splash at the centre, and dark flecks.

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plant Features
  • Reticulate Iris Katharine Hodgkin likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Reticulate Iris Katharine Hodgkin likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Reticulate Iris Katharine Hodgkin is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Reticulate Iris Katharine Hodgkin likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Reticulate Iris 'Katharine Hodgkin'

Latin name

Iris 'Katharine Hodgkin' syn. Iris reticulata 'Katharine Hodgkin'

type

Bulb

family

Iridaceae

ph

6.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Reticulate Iris Katharine Hodgkin likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Reticulate Iris Katharine Hodgkin is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Reticulate Iris Katharine Hodgkin likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Reticulate Iris Katharine Hodgkin likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Reticulate Iris Katharine Hodgkin is 0.15meters x 0.15meters 0.15 M 0.15 M

Iris 'Katharine Hodgkin' syn. Iris reticulata 'Katharine Hodgkin'

Reticulate iris sports tubular leaves that are pointed, and ridged. The plants are small - up to around 15 cms. in height - and the flowers come early in the season - from late Winter. 'Katharine Hodgkin' has delicately patterned sky blue flowers, the falls being striped sky blue with a yellow splash at the centre, and dark flecks.


Planting Bulbs in Autumn

From Early Autumn TO Mid Autumn

Plant bulbs in Autumn, making sure the top of the bulb is a good 3-4" below the level of the soil. Plant in soil that drains well. If the soil is not free-draining, add grit and compost below the bulb, to aid drainage. Bulbs can be planted 4" to 5" apart to let the bulbs naturalise, or closer together in pots in groups of odd numbers (e.g. 3, 5, 7 etc.). However, bulbs planted more closer together will need to be divided sooner to allow bulbs the space to grow and maintain flowering size.

 

Flowering Season

From Late Winter TO Mid Spring

Reticulate Irises flower earlier than other types of iris, and most varieties will flower from late Winter to mid Spring

 

Propagating

From Late Summer TO Early Autumn

Reticulate irises can be propagated by lifting the bulbs in late Summer or early Autumn and dividing the bulbs, then replanting, either in pots or in the desired flowering position in the border or on the rockery.

 
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