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This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
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Other common names
iris 'Arctic Fancy'
Iris may be rhizomatous or bulbous perennials, with narrow leaves and erect stems bearing flowers with 3 large spreading or pendent fall petals, alternating with 3 erect, often smaller, standard petals, in late winter, spring or early summer
Intermediate Bearded irises are deciduous rhizomatous perennials, growing between 40 and 70cm tall, with sword-shaped light glaucous green leaves and erect stems bearing flowers 10-13cm across, bearded on the falls, in late spring and early summer
'Arctic Fancy' is a rhizomatous perennial to 45cm high with greyish-green sword-like foliage. Flowers, produced from late spring to early summer have white waved standards with broad violet margins, white falls with a narrow violet edge, dark veins fading into white and a white beard with a yellow tip
Toxicity All parts may cause severe discomfort if ingested
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
SoilSand, Chalk, Loam
pHAlkaline, Acid, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in well-drained preferably neutral to alkaline soil in full sun but acid soils are tolerated if well-drained
Propagate by dividing iris rhizomes from midsummer to early autumn
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Cut Flowers Flower borders and beds Wall-side Borders
City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Remove any dying foliage in autumn, old flower stems can be cut down after flowering
Pests Slugs and snails damage leaves, flowers and rhizomes; aphids and thrips may be a problem
Iris diseases (leaf spot, ink disease, rhizome rot and a virus) may be problematic
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