Iris are a very popular garden plant in Australia, they are easy to grow from bulb or rhizome depending on variety.
Many species and cultivars are available for sale including: Bearded, Louisiana , Arlibred , Border Bearded , Dutch, Californian Hybrid and others.
Offered online during dormancy these are really an easy care plant with wonderful flowers and many with attractive foliage as well
Iris Growing Hints
Iris, an appropriate name for a species that derives its name from the greek word for rainbow, with so many fantastic colors the name really fits the flower.
Planting and growing conditions will depend on the particular variety or species, and with iris being found from cold climate areas to desert areas a wide range of growing conditions exist.
For specific growing notes refer to the notes related to each variety.
Bearded Iris are probably the most popular iris, however it is well worth exploring the wide world of iris, with wonderful low growing dwarf iris, and tall growing iris that will reach well over 1m. Some iris will grow in very wet conditions and other iris thrive in dry conditions, they are truly a versatile plant.
Iris fall into different categories and species. Some irises are bulbs and some irises are rhizomes.
Bulb type Irises include:
Xiphium type irises such as Dutch Iris, English Iris and Spanish Iris (other bulb type irises are reticulata and juno)
Rhizome type iris include:
Beardless Iris (Pacific Coast, Siberica, Spuria, Louisiana, Japanese), Bearded (Aril, Dwarf, Tall and Medium types) or Crested Iris (evansia)
Iris Bulbs are available from the following nurseries
145 Strongs Lane, Lockhart, NSW, 2656
Iris and daylily nursery with over 400 varieties, online shop with colour catalogue and paypal.
357 Monbulk Road SILVAN VIC 3795
Guaranteed "garden worthy" bulbs, plants and perennials. Visit the website to browse our large range of daffodils or request the latest free catalogue.
470 Monbulk-Silvan Road Monbulk VIC 3793
"Guaranteed mail order flowering bulbs, perennials, roses, trees, landscaping plants, garden accessories and community fundraising Austra lia-wide."
P O Box 398 Creswick Vic 3363
Retail & Mail Order Specialist Growers of Heritage Roses, Unusual Perennials, Tree & Herbaceous Peonies. Mail order and Nursery Sales.
P.O. Box 369 New Norfolk TAS 7140
Huge range of Spring and Summer flowering Bulbs
'Umbango' 750 Humula Rd, Humula NSW 2652
Phone 0408692773 Great Range of Perennial plants available for sale by mail order.
P.O. Box 589 Mowbray Heights Tasmania 7248
Mail order: Suppling a range of bulbs and pere nnial plants suitable for pots and troughs. Includes Alliums
52 Rodd St Canowindra NSW 2804
An online nursery specialising in drought and frost tolerant perennials and fragrant, edible and herbs.
365 Lighthouse Rd Wynyard. TAS 7325
PH 03 6442 2012
email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
'Sylvan Vale' 375 Olinda Creek Rd, Kalorama, VIC.3766
Including a large range of Rare and unusual bulbs, corms and perennials
PO Box 7040 Leura NSW 2780
Rare woodland plants, Trilliums Epimediums, Arisaemas, plus much more.www.lynnsrareplants.com.au
395 Lesters Rd Ascot VIC 3364 - phone (03) 53434303
Specialising in beautiful perennials & bulbs including new releases from Europe & USA. Many hardy, rare & difficult to find ‘drought hardy’ plants, quality vegetable & flower seeds.