Irises – Planting and Feeding

Whilst irises prefer a soil high in clay  this is not entirely practical for the pond as it can lead to excessive nutrients and exacerbate algal blooms, so lower nutrient aquatic soil or garden sub-soil would be best, supplemented with feeding from slow release fertiliser tablets in the spring.

Irises are best planted in pots that are wide and shallow as the rhizomes grow in a more of less straight line close to the surface of the soil.  When planting in a basket the rhizome should be planted at the edge with the growing tip pointing towards the centre to maximise the pot’s space.  Young plants with no top growth should be planted with the rhizome horizontal underneath the surface of the soil and the growing tip barely below the surface

Please note that any order placed now will be dispatched during week commencing 28 September.

Our standard courier service is next day (apart from the Scottish Highlands and islands) and most deliveries are now arriving on time. The above dispatch date is for new orders: for existing orders dispatch dates are in line with the guidance given on our home page at time of order.  If you did not notice this please email us at and we'll give you an estimated dispatch date.  Thanks for your patience.

If you just want to order items from our "Pond Products" page (i.e no plants) these can be dispatched within 48 hours as these do not need the same level of prep as our pampered plants!

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