Iris reticulata 'Katharine Hodgkin'
Sold Out:
Iris reticulata 'Katharine Hodgkin'

Iris reticulata 'Katharine Hodgkin'

Out Of Stock
SKU: F353535
25 for $14.25
Out Of Stock
Quick Facts
Common Name: Dwarf Iris
Hardiness Zone: 5-9S/W Exposure: Sun
Find your zone?
Blooms In: Mar-Apr
Mature Height: 5" Spacing: 3"
Read our Growing Guide Ships as: BULB
Deer Resistance: Yes
Buy more, save more
Need more quantities?
Out Of Stock
Delivery Date
Out Of Stock

Product Details

Product Details

An early-blooming hybrid with beautifully patterned pale blue and yellow flowers. Supplies of 'Katharine Hodgkin' have increased in the trade, and bulbs no longer command a premium price. It's time to add this unique miniature Iris to your garden!

These tough little Iris bloom very early, with species Crocus. Their leaves continue growing taller once bloom is past, but they disappear later in the season. Give them full sun, well-drained soil, and a spot that stays dry in summer. Excellent rock garden plants.

For more information on growing Iris, click Growing Guide.




The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.


We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. We also ship a wide range of containers and planters, tools, supplies, fertilizers, garden wear, garden decor items, as well as indoor decorations like wreaths and dried bouquets when available. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the green Shipping Details box for each item. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at the expected time of delivery.


We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at [email protected]. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.



Average Customer Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars (4 Reviews) Write a Review

Sort by:

Love the color

This is my favorite early bloomer. The color is totally unique. Mine bloom with a soft blue-green and yellow "trim". Anyone who sees them oohs and ahhs and I look for them with great anticipation as they are some of the first bloomers in my gardens. First the snowbells, then the crocus, then the Katherine Hodgkins. They are tiny and detailed and I adore them. Just moved to a totally new area and missed the fall planting season... but will definitely be adding them to my new gardens!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful. Do you? yes no

Beautiful snow-melt flowers!

A beautiful pale iris that comes up (and pairs beautifully with) Siberian scilla and early crocus like Tommie. A sweet surprise just as the grass is finally going green again! Hoping they naturalize as well as I've heard - I've got one lovely woodland bed so far, but room for a lot of them on a cool slope that faces the road. Fantastic pale color - sky blue with the lovely yellow patches.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful. Do you? yes no

Early bloom but shortlived

A pretty flower but I should have planted in a different area based on size

3 of 4 people found this review helpful. Do you? yes no

very poor color a pale yellow blue

a disappointment very pale color not at all like the picture

2 of 5 people found this review helpful. Do you? yes no

Growing guide

Growing guide
Print Grow Guide

Latin Name Pronunciation: eye' riss

Bulb size: 6-8 cm

For Dwarf Iris, plant in full sun to part shade, 3-4" deep, 3-4" apart (10 per sq. ft.). For Juno Iris, plant the bulbs in the same manner as Dwarf Iris, but space them 4-6" apart. Plant in a warm microclimate for earliest bloom. Bulbs thrive in full sun and well-drained soils. These Iris are excellent for forcing.