Iris ‘Protégé’ (Spuria) amazing and nice spring plant for your garden


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

Spuria section irises are rhizomatous perennials with several beardless flowers up to 15cm across, in late spring or early summer

‘Protégé’ is a vigorous perennial with long narrow leaves and stems to 1.3m, bearing 3 flowers with violet-blue standards and cream falls with fine, light violet veining

Common Name: iris ‘Protégé’
Family: Iridaceae
Color flower: Blue, Gold and Purple in Spring and Summer
Hardiness: old H4 (hardy)
Color foliage: Green in Spring and Summer
Height: 1-1.5 metres
Habit: Clump-forming
Habit: May be attacked by slugs, snails and thrips
Pruning: Remove any dying foliage in autumn, old flower stems can be cut down after flowering
Spreadid: North-facing
Time to ultimate height: 2-5 years
Exposure: Grow in well-drained, fertile, neutral to slightly acid loam in full sun
Garden characteristics: City/Courtyard Gardens, Coastal, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds or Wall-side Borders