Growing guide

How to grow irises for wet or moist soil

Early summer has arrived when you see the cheery yellow, violets and blues of water irises. Some species just need moist soil – a pond isn't vital.

Quick facts

  • Easy to grow
  • Completely hardy
  • Flowers in May and June
  • Thrives on the edge of a pond or soil that is constantly moist
  • Water irises love a rich soil 
  • Divide every three or four years
  • Plant any time from March to mid-November

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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