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This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
Iris reticulata 'Cantab'
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
'Cantab' is a dwarf bulb, up to 15cm high, with slender leaves and flowers in late winter and early spring. The standards are a soft, pale blue and the falls deeper blue with white stripes around a yellow-orange blotch
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 West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
SoilSand, Chalk, Loam
Time to ultimate height
Grows best in full sun in well-drained soil, or in a bulb frame
Propagate by bulb propagation in autumn
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
Rock Garden Patio & Container Plants Gravel Garden Cottage & Informal Garden City & Courtyard Gardens
Pruning No pruning required
Pests May be affected by aphids, iris sawfly, leafminers, slugs and snails
May be affected by blue mould, iris ink disease, iris scorch, leaf spot, narcissus basal rot, rust diseases, and virus diseases
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