Our Iris bulbs fall into two categories; Specie Iris and Dutch Iris. Although clearly related, the two are rather different.
Specie Iris are short, typically 10-15cm high, and will flower very early in the year, roughly around the same time as crocus and early daffodil varieties. There is a vast range of colours and shades all with the most exquisite detail. The blooms are a welcome addition to bare earth and they make a perfect pot specimen.
Dutch Iris will bloom in early summer and can be half a meter high. They offer great value and will contribute to any flowerbed. Dutch Iris make an ideal cut flower favoured by florists all over the world.