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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 'Katharine Hodgkin'
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
Reticulata irises are small, bulbous perennials with narrow leaves almost square in section, and solitary, sometimes fragrant purple, yellow or blue flowers in early spring
'Katharine Hodgkin' is a dwarf bulbous iris to 12cm in height, with large pale blue flowers in late winter, the falls heavily veined with deeper blue and marked yellow at the base, and slender leaves elongating after flowering
Toxicity Ingestion may cause severe discomfort
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 North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
Up to 10 cm
Time to ultimate height
Grow in well-drained neutral or slightly alkaline soil
Propagate by seed, sown in pots in a cold frame in autumn or spring. Lift and separate bulbs in early autumn
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants Rock Garden
Pruning No pruning required
Pests Susceptible to slug and damage by snails
Generally disease free
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iris 'Katharine Hodgkin'
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