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Iris ‘Peacock Butterfly Miss Apple’
(Japanese Water Iris)


£20.00 £17.00
May - July
75cm x 50cm
Partial Shade, Sun
Easy Care
Fully Hardy

‘Iris Peacock Butterfly Miss Apple’ stands out in our selection for its mesmerising blooms and hardy nature. We admire its vibrant colours and structured form, making it a focal point in any garden. We recommend pairing it with companions like Echinacea or Rudbeckia for a vibrant display of hues and textures. With its striking appearance and resilience it’s perfect for gardeners of all levels.

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'Iris 'Peacock Butterfly Miss Apple', also known as the 'Japanese Water Iris', is a wonderfully eye-catching addition to any garden with its astounding aesthetics and remarkable hardiness. This striking Iris variety features vibrant, apple-red blooms adorned with intricate veining, resembling the delicate wings of a peacock butterfly. Ideal for planting near ponds, water features, or in damp, boggy soil, 'Peacock Butterfly Miss Apple' thrives in moist conditions, adding a splash of vibrant colour to water gardens or boggy areas. Pair it with complementary plants like Iris, for a harmonious and visually stunning display. Renowned for its resilience, 'Peacock Butterfly Miss Apple' is a low-maintenance perennial that can withstand various growing conditions, making it an excellent choice for novice and experienced gardeners alike. Its striking flowers attract pollinators and provide a delightful focal point in the garden throughout the Summer months. With its vivid hues and unique charm, 'Peacock Butterfly Miss Apple' adds a unique elegance and drama to any landscape, earning its reputation as a must-have plant for water gardens or damp, shaded areas.

Planting Conditions

To ensure optimal growth of Iris in your garden, we advise choosing a sunny spot with well-draining soil. Irises thrive in full sun but can tolerate partial shade. Ensure the soil is rich in organic matter and slightly acidic to neutral ph., as alkaline soils may cause problems with growth. When planting, set the rhizomes just below the soil surface and space them about 12 to 24 inches apart. Avoid planting them too deep, as this can hinder flowering. Water thoroughly after planting and maintain consistent moisture during the growing season, especially during dry spells.

Watering & Feeding

For Iris we advise providing regular watering, especially during dry spells, ensuring the soil remains consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water deeply to encourage strong root development. During the growing season, apply a balanced fertiliser every 4 to 6 weeks to promote healthy growth and abundant flowering. Avoid high-nitrogen fertilisers, as they can lead to excessive foliage growth at the expense of blooms. Mulch around the plants to retain moisture and suppress weeds.

General Care

Ensure the best care for your Irises by providing well-drained soil and full sun exposure. Regularly inspect for signs of pests like Iris borers and aphids, promptly addressing any infestations. Deadhead spent blooms to promote continuous flowering and prevent self-seeding. Trim back old foliage in late Summer to tidy the plant and discourage pest habitat. Irises are generally resistant to pests and diseases, but keep an eye out for fungal diseases like leaf spot and bacterial soft rot. Dividing clumps every few years helps maintain vigour and prevents overcrowding.