Growing guide

How to grow bulb irises

Growing irises from bulbs is easy and provides some of the earliest blooms in the garden; later-flowering varieties compliment summer-flowering plants. Whether in containers or in the open garden, they are hardy and provide colour year after year.

Quick facts

  • Easy to grow
  • Plant in autumn
  • Depending on the species, they flower February to March or May to June
  • Bulb irises thrive in a sunny position in most soils
  • Last for several years
  • To make more plants, divide in autumn

All you need to know

Before you get started
Ongoing care
Pruning and training
While we think all this information will be helpful to you, we always recommend to read the instruction labels on your plants.

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