Iris reticulata leaves

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Don Foley asked 6 years ago

The leaves on my Iris reticulata are extremely long, to the extent that they actually take from the display, its like looking at the flower through the bars of a cage. Can you tell me what may have caused this please?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Iris reticulata leaves usually appear as the flowers fade, and the leaves are relatively long in order to build up the flower for the following year.
The flowers appear while the weather is still quite cold, while the leaves grow when the timperature rises, as it does when they are pot-grown and taken indoors.