Iris Flowers from Holland

Iris Flowers from the Netherlands are in lovely blues and yellows.

The Dutch Irises have the following values:

  • Low cost.

  • The plants are independents.

  • The flowers are unique.

  • The plants can stand right up at all times.

  • Every plant carries 2 blossoms.

  • Flowers last long.

  • No care is needed if you plant them in a row and 2 inch (about 5cm) from each other.

I bought a packet of brand new bulbs on 20 November 2010 (above picture 1).

I planted them on 2 occasions and in 5 different locations.

The purpose is to find out how far I can stretch the flowering time. And in this way, I can plan our flower garden landscape properly.

Our Garden Condition:
Lowest night temperature (minus 6°C) was on 1-4-2011

Mid-day from 10 (lowest) to 34°C (highest)

Frequent rain shower

High humidity

Location 1:
North side of the garden in front of the garden hedge
Receiving Autumn to Spring sunshine

6 bulbs (depth of 2 inch) were planted on the vary day was bought (above picture 2).

Monitoring Seed Bulbs Development
from 20-11-2010 to 31-5-2011 (192 days)

* 1st seed was sprouted on 16-1-2011, the day 57 (above picture 3).

* Two young plants appeared on 7th February, the day 79 (picture 4).

3 young Iris plants were standing behind a blooming yellow Fritillaria-lutea on 5th April, the day 136 (above picture 5-7).

* 1st flower shoot came on 14th May, the day 175 (picture 8).

Iris flowers buds developments (picture 9-11) and the first blossom was born under rain shower on 16th May, the day 177 (picture 12).

* Under strong sunlight the Iris would turn into dark blue (picture 13).

* Two completed organic Iris flowers were shown on 18 May, the day 179 (picture 14).

* Support is required when the plants are tall (picture 15&16).

A silvery blue half opened and one fully opened Irises appeared on 20 May when the sun was mild (picture 17&18).

* Two honey Bees rested on the tender flower petals under temperature 20-24°C from the day 181 to the day 182, and on the day 184 (picture 19-20, 22).

Discovered a hole on the petal on 23 May (picture 21).

* Flower stem was 57cm (22.5 inch) in height, and the total plant height reached 66cm (26 inch), measured from ground level (picture 23).

* On 31 May 2011 the first flower was gone (picture 24).

Location Two:
Center of the garden besides the goldfish pond;
and next to a wild Lupine shrub

Receive full sun power

Iris Flowers Bulbs Development

* 3 bulbs sowing on 5-3-2011 (below picture 25).

* All sprouted on 9 April, the day 35 (picture 26).

* Strong plants shown on 18 May, the day 74 (picture 27).

* Sparkling blue Iris came on 20 June, the day 107 (picture 28).

Location Three:
Center of the garden, behind roses and poppies
Receiving full sun

* Young plants came on 19 May, the day 75 (below picture 29).

2 Iris were blooming on 14 June 2011
(picture 30).

Location Four:
Center south side of the garden, backing by a dwarf Azalea tree

* Started seeds on 5-3-11 (above picture 31).

* Flowering on 20-6-2011, the day 107 (picture 32).

Location Five:
Border of the South side of the garden in front of the poppies; and besides a Crocosmia lucifer shrub

Receive mid-spring sun light

Iris Flowers in Bloomed

* 8 bulbs were inserted on 5-3-2011 (above picture 33).

* Aphids pest came on the budding day; 12-6-2011, the day 99 (picture 34&35).

* Two widely opened Irises were shown on 14 June, the day 101 (picture 36).

5 in full bloom on 20 June, the day 107 (above picture 37)

* Last unopened flower shown on 2 July was sitting right in front of the garden hedge (picture 38).

Location 1: First Iris came on the day 177

Location 2: Three Irises were in full bloom on the day 107

Location 3: Two flowers in bloomed on the day 101

Location 4: Two plants were blooming on the day 107

Location 5: Five flowers were in full bloomed on the day 107


If two flowers blooming together in one bud (above picture 39); remove the faded flower as soon as possible; otherwise; the second flower could not expand (picture 40).

Alternatively; you can also sprout the bulbs in house in mid-February; and transfer them in the garden pots later in the early March. In this way, you can enjoy your blue flowers in the early July.

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