Dutch Iris (Iris x hollandica) in the Irises Database

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Classification: Dutch, Spanish and English

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Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Cut Flower
Propagation: Other methods: Bulbs


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Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Nov 14, 2013 4:33 PM

Dutch irises are a true bulb, unlike bearded irises or Siberian irises, but they do have the typical iris flower form. Flowers come in truly striking colors and color combinations.

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Posted by bxncbx (NYC - Zone 7a) on Apr 14, 2018 6:59 PM

For those who want to try growing Dutch iris from seed here is some advice. Try wintersowing. Just make sure you don't throw away the jugs too quickly. I wintersowed some seed January 2017. The seeds did not germinate until April 2018.

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Plant Events from our members
dragonfetti On January 14, 2015 Seeds sown
Planted in Mesquite garden.
dragonfetti On January 12, 2015 Obtained plant
From WM; 18 bulbs for $1.00. 18, "Blue Diamond"; 18, "Mix".
Seedfork On April 3, 2015 Bloomed
Dutch Iris 'Blue' planted on 02-02-15 starting to bloom
Seedfork On March 17, 2015 Bloomed
These plants were planted a couple of years ago.
Seedfork On February 2, 2015 Obtained plant
Van Zyverden 'Blue' Dutch Iris Planted 02-02-15.
Dutch Iris Mix Planted 02-02-15.
Bunilla On April 20, 2016 Transplanted
Bunilla On September 1, 2015 Obtained plant
Got this and a few others late August/early September of 2015. Had a large family emergency about a week after buying at WM and did not have a chance to get them planted before it started snowing. Saved them to plant this spring.
On the packaging for the bag of bulbs (18 included) it said Dutch Iris Mix.
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