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Dutch Iris Red Ember in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Iris x hollandica 'Red Ember'

 

Dutch Iris 'Red Ember'

Dutch Iris have narrow, linear leaves, and large flowers up to 60 cms. in height. in a wide range of colours, in Spring and early Summer. 'Red Ember' is a Dutch Iris hybrid which has smoky purple red standards and copper brown falls. It makes a great cut flower.

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plant Features
  • Dutch Iris Red Ember likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Dutch Iris Red Ember likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Dutch Iris Red Ember is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Dutch Iris Red Ember likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Dutch Iris 'Red Ember'

Latin name

Iris x hollandica 'Red Ember'

type

Bulb

family

Iridaceae

ph

6.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Dutch Iris Red Ember likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Dutch Iris Red Ember is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Dutch Iris Red Ember likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Dutch Iris Red Ember 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 Dutch Iris Red Ember is 0.30meters x 0.55meters 0.30 M 0.55 M

Iris x hollandica 'Red Ember'

Dutch Iris have narrow, linear leaves, and large flowers up to 60 cms. in height. in a wide range of colours, in Spring and early Summer. 'Red Ember' is a Dutch Iris hybrid which has smoky purple red standards and copper brown falls. It makes a great cut flower.


Flowering Season

From Late Spring TO Early Summer

Dutch Iris bloom from late Spring to early Summer

 

Propagating by division

From Late Summer TO Early Autumn

Split the irises every year, immediately after flowering has ended. At this point the early summer leaves and flower stems have started to die back, and the late summer leaves have started to grow. Split individual plants with a light spade, leaving the part to be retained undisturbed in the soil. Remove about 30-50% of the total plant mass. The aim is to leave plants about the size that would fit under an A5 sheet of paper. After splitting, cut back the early-summer leaves on the remaining plants, and cut or break off the flower stems. Finally, top-dress the plants.

 

Planting bulbs

From Late Summer TO Early Autumn

The bulbs should be planted in late Summer or Autumn, and only about 2in deep. Great care must be taken when planting this iris not to damage the fleshy roots. Add coarse grit and bone meal before planting.

 

Planting Bulbs in Autumn

From Early Autumn TO Mid Autumn

Ideally the Dutch Iris bulb would need to be planted in a sunny spot so that it can receive at least six hours of sun a day as well as being planted in well drained but moist soil. Avoid hoeing around the base of the plants as the roots are near the surface and easily damaged. Plenty of mulch can help avoid weed growth around them.

 
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