Rock Iris histrioides "Katharine Hodgkin"
Eye-catching, pale blue rock irises with intricate veining and yellow falls.
Blooms early spring
Adorable, unusual, eye-catching rock irises with pale blue standards and soft yellow falls. Intricate deep blue veining and speckling add stunning contrast. Katherine Hodgkin will bloom in early spring, around the same time as Dutch crocuses. Easy to force for indoor winter color (see our tips under growing instructions).
Naturalizes readily. Rock iris are deer-resistant.
Does not ship internationally.
|10 bulbs||$5.95||Out of Stock|
|30 bulbs||$16.95||Out of Stock|
Rock iris thrive in nutrient-rich, well-draining, neutral soil, but as the name implies, they will survive even in poor, rocky soils. They naturalize readily if happy where they are planted, and do best in full sun to partial shade. Should be planted 4" deep in fall, and watered in well after planting. Rock Iris are also, very easy to force for winter color! To force these bulbs, plant them about 1" deep in a small, shallow container with lots of grit and a hole for drainage. Water at planting, and then chill the container for about 6-8 weeks (a refrigerator, unheated garage, or basement can work well for this - anywhwere that will be cool, but not freezing. 40 degrees is ideal), before bringing the pot back into the warmth and light.
|Bloom Season||Early Spring|
|Bulb spacing||4 - 5" apart|
|Bulbs per Square Foot||9|
|Height at Maturity||4"|
|Sun Preference||Full to Partial Sun|
|Hardiness Zone Range||5-9|
Fall flower bulbs will start shipping from mid-October. If your order contains products with different ship dates, your items will be shipped as they become available, on or after the shipping dates indicated on the product above. If there are multiple ship dates, the shipping quote you will receive will cover these multiple shipments.