Dutch Iris are fully hardy, with tall stems and versatile enough to grace any type of garden from ultra modern to cottage style.
Iris germanica (commonly known as Bearded Irises) are often referred to as Iris bulbs but they grow from fleshy rhizomes and are planted differently from other Iris bulbs, (they lie on top of the soil rather than buried beneath it). Lay the Iris rhizomes horizontally and plant them very shallowly in a sunny site to encourage strong, free flowering plants. Iris germanica have elegant flowers that appear in early summer. They may look exotic and delicate, but they are extremely hardy and once planted they'll come back every year.
Miniature Iris are hardy dwarf irises which are a guaranteed way of adding colour to the front of a sunny border or a patio pot.