Iris 'Katharine Hodgkin'
Iris 'Katharine Hodgkin'

Iris 'Katharine Hodgkin'

SKU: F353535
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Quick Facts
Common Name: Dwarf Iris
Hardiness Zone: 5-9S/W Exposure: Sun
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Blooms In: Mar-Apr
Height: 5" Spacing: 3"
Read our Growing Guide Ships as: BULB
Deer Resistance: Yes
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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.


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very poor color a pale yellow blue

planter from Thomaston, CT

a disappointment very pale color not at all like the picture

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Beautiful snow-melt flowers!

A viewer from St Paul, MN

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.

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Early bloom but shortlived

Mags from Lynchburg, VA

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

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Growing guide

Growing guide

Latin Name Pronunciation: eye'-riss 

Bulb size: 6-8 cm 

Plant in full sun to part shade, 3-4" deep, 3-4" apart (10 per sq. ft.). Plant in a warm microclimate for earliest bloom. Bulbs thrive in full sun and well-drained soils. Dwarf Iris are excellent for forcing.

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