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Iris Harriette Halloway

Tall Bearded iris

Long lasting dramatic flowers

A delightful bearded iris with large, clear blue blooms with darker veins. The sweetly fragrant flowers are carried on strong stems to 75cm (30ins) tall above the grey-green sword shaped leaves in early summer. Buds unfurl in succession prolonging the flowering period. Lovely at the front of a summer border with silver foliage and pastel-flowered perennials.


Plant in full sun at the front of beds and borders, in narrow borders along walls or anywhere away from competition with other plants. They need direct sunlight on the rhizomes to flower well.


Grows on any well-drained fertile soil, ideally in neutral conditions. Avoid wet, acid soils. Plant with at least half the rhizome on the soil surface. Cut back flower stems after flowering. Remove dead leaves in winter.

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Perennial herbaceous
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - July
Season of interest Summer
Flowering June - August
Evergreen No
Plant height 75 cm - 100 cm
Plant width 40 cm - 50 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Hazardous All parts highly toxic if eaten
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 100 cm
Medicinal No
Hardiness zone (?) H7

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Loam, Clay
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Wildlife garden, Cottage garden, Informal garden, Patio container, Coastal or drought resistant, City garden, Courtyard garden, Flower border and beds

Typically available

From April to July