Iris histrioides 'Lady Beatrix Stanley'
iris 'Lady Beatrix Stanley'
'Lady Beatrix Stanley' is a dwarf, bulbous iris, to 10cm tall, with narrow squared leaves, that are short at flowering but elongate later. In early spring, single flowers, 6-7cm across, are borne on short stems. Flowers are violet-blue with heavily-spotted falls marked with white and with a yellow central ridge
SynonymsIris 'Lady Beatrix Stanley'
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Ultimate heightUp to 10cm
Time to ultimate height2–5 years
Ultimate spread0–0.1 metre
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Well–drained
Colour & scent
- Full sun
North–facing or West–facing or South–facing or East–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
- Columnar upright
- Potentially harmful
- Ingestion may cause severe discomfort. Wear gloves and wash hands after handling
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
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How to grow
Grows best 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
- Rock garden
- Cottage and informal garden
- Patio and container plants
- Low Maintenance
- Flower borders and beds
Generally trouble free
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