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Iris 'Titan's Glory' (TB) AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Herbaceous Perennial

Habit

Tufted

Fragrance

Flower

Toxicity

Ingestion may cause severe discomfort

Resilience

Hardiness

H7 (very hardy)

Colour

Flower

Dark Blue in Summer

Foliage

Green in Autumn, Spring and Summer

Size

Ultimate height

0.5-1 metres

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

2-5 years


Preferred common name

iris 'Titan's Glory'

Family

Iridaceae


Iris may be rhizomatous or bulbous perennials, with narrowly leaves and erect stems bearing flowers with 3 large spreading or pendent fall petals, alternating with 3 erect, often smaller, standard petals, in late winter, spring or early summer

Tall Bearded irises are herbaceous rhizomatous perennials to 70cm or more, with flowers 10-20cm across, bearded on the falls, in late spring and early summer

'Titan's Glory' is an herbaceous perennial to 1m in height, with glaucous green foliage and large, fragrant, ruffled, deep indigo-blue flowers in early summer

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • South-facing
  • Exposed or Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained, fertile, neutral to slightly acid loam in full sun

Soil

  • Well-drained
  • Acid or Neutral
  • Loam

Propagation

Propagate by division of rhizomes from midsummer to early autumn

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds or Cut Flowers


How to care

Pruning

Remove any dying foliage in autumn, old flower stems can be cut down after flowering.

Pests

Prone to slugs, snails and thrips

Diseases

May be affected by iris rhizome rot and a leaf spot