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Iris ‘Peacock Butterfly White Amber’
(Japanese Water Iris)

£20.00

Item release date 27 April 2024.
£20.00
May - July
75cm x 50cm
Partial Shade, Sun
Easy Care
Fully Hardy

‘Iris Peacock Butterfly White Amber’ is a treasured addition to our collection, admired for its captivating variegated foliage and graceful blooms. Its versatility and resilience make it suitable for a wide range of garden settings. Pair it with companions like Astilbe or Hosta for a harmonious mixture of textures and colours. With its unique variegation and long-lasting hardiness, ‘Peacock Butterfly White Amber’ adds fantastic shape and form to your garden, pleasing gardeners of all levels.

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Description

'Iris Peacock Butterfly White Amber', also known as the 'Japanese Water Iris', is a treasured addition to our collection, admired by our horticulture team for its eye-catching foliage and gracefully tall blooms. Its striking white and amber flowers, adorned with delicate markings, create an interesting display in any garden setting. This versatile Iris thrives in moist, well-drained soil and is ideal for planting near ponds or water features, where its elegant blooms can reflect in the water. Additionally, it adds a touch of texture and colour to mixed borders, rock gardens, or woodland settings. Pairing 'Peacock Butterfly White Amber' with companions like Astilbe or Hosta creates a harmonious mixture of textures and colours, elevating the overall garden design. The variegated foliage adds interest even when the plant is not in bloom, providing year-round beauty to the garden. With its resilience and hardiness, this Iris variety is a reliable performer, requiring minimal maintenance once established. Beyond its ornamental value, 'Peacock Butterfly White Amber' also provides stunning cut flowers, perfect for adding a touch of drama to indoor floral arrangements. Whether you're a seasoned gardener or a newcomer, this captivating Iris is easy to care for and provides a wonderful display year-long.

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.