We suggest locating this plant in a partially shady place, where it is exposed to direct sunlight during the coolest hours of the day. If necessary we can extract the bulbs from the ground, during the vegetative rest; after letting them dry we should place them in a cool, dry and dark place. During the most indicated season we can plant them again.We suggest growing the the Iris reticulata outdoors year round, as they don't fear cold weather.
Care Iris reticulata
These plants grow covering the whole land at their disposal. The Iris reticulata is small in size and 30 cm in height; in the winter it assumes a bluepurple colouring. These plants aren't evergreens, which means they lose their leaves some months during the year. These plants have trunks or roots which store nourishment, originating bulbs or tubers.
Feed Iris reticulata
Bulbous plants use nutritious substances stored from the previous year for their flowering ; this is why usually the soil should be enriched, during planting, with a slow release or organic fertilizer. Later we must fertilize with a specific fertilizer for bulbous plants, every 15-20 days, starting from the moment in which the first flowers are withering.
Irrigation Iris reticulata
Watering takes place only when the soil has been dry for days, usually every 1-2 weeks can be enough; if the climate is particularly hot we can slightly intensify the irrigations, using 1-2 glasses of water . These plants don't need too much water; staying in a soil which is too damp, can easily cause the development of rotten in the bulbs.
Adversity Iris reticulata
Generally during this time of year we suggest a pre-emptive treatment with wide range insecticide and with a systemic fungicide, to prevent the attack from part of the aphids and the development of fungus diseases, often favoured by a mild and damp climate.
Substrate Iris reticulata
Locate in a deep and dissolved soil, with an accentuated drainage.
Cultivate - Iris reticulata
When wanted we can grow these plants in a vase. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.