Easy flower gardening. How to grow Dutch Iris.
If you are looking for an easy flower bulb to plant, Dutch Iris is for you. I have purple and yellow throughout my garden and they make such a beautiful spring display.
Here are some tips from EasytoGrowBulbs.com:
I'll tell you what though, I have planted them too shallow, in semi-shade and in soil without amending and they always bloom. You can even grow them in containers. The one important thing is to let the old plant feed the bulb for next year. To keep the garden neat, just trim them down to about a foot long and once yet cut them to the ground.
Folks will love you to pieces if you hand them a bouquet of iris. They are gorgeous and one of the easiest bulbs ever to grow. I have dug them up into buckets and moved them from house to house. Mine are old early marriage stalk.
In the fall feel free to dig up the bulbs to divide and plant elsewhere. Friends will love you for sharing your bulbs for their gardens. The Dutch Iris plants love to be divided and given more room and will come back beautifully the next year.