Bulb flowers

Marsh iris: yellow and aquatic


The swamp iris is a member of the large Iridaceae family and is one of those with the greatest water requirement.

In summary, what you need to know:

Last name : Iris Pseudacorus
Family : Iridaceae
Type : Flower with bulb, perennial with rhizome

Height : 20 to 90 cm
Exposure : Sunny and partial shade
Ground : Ordinary

Flowering : January to July depending on the species

It likes to have its feet in the water and is particularly suited to the ornamentation of banks, ponds, marshes and water points.

  • Read also: advice and maintenance of an iris

Planting swamp irises

Ideally, swamp iris is planted from May to November for flowering the following summer.

  • Plant iris rhizomes in shallow water
  • Submerge each pot of Marsh Iris
  • A situation too submerged (40-50 cm deep) will prevent it from blooming
  • Observe a sufficient spacing of 5 to 10 cm between each plant.
  • Prefer sunny situations even if partial shade is tolerated by the plant

Pruning, maintenance of Marsh Iris

Maintenance of swamp irises can be kept to a minimum as it is a flower that requires very little care.

  • Remove wilted flowers as you go, but leave the foliage on until completely yellowing, usually until fall.
    The Marsh Iris needs its leaves to turn yellow in order to build up the reserves it needs for the next flowering.
  • The swamp iris must constantly have water because it fears drought situations

To know about the Irises of the marshes

Native to Europe, it is also found in Asia and North Africa, always in humid and marshy areas. It enjoys the edge of ponds, along waterways, whether in the plains or in mid-mountain.

The marsh iris is a fairly hardy plant that tolerates winter very well.

The cold even participates in the good development of the plant.

Its flowers are characterized by 3 beautiful petals of yellow color.

Smart tip about Marsh Iris

The lifespan of an iris can range from 5 to 20 years.

To optimize its lifespan, add a special bulbous organic fertilizer every year after flowering.

  • Read also: advice and maintenance of an iris

Video: Yellow Iris (October 2020).