Plant of the Month: Buy 2 for £15

Add 2 to your basket and enter 'POMDEC' during checkout

Choose any 3 and get the cheapest FREE!

Iris danfordiae - 12 Bulbs


Catalogue Code: 2100-3930

Sale price

Sorry, this item is not currently available.

Regular price £4.99
A delightful dwarf iris that appears in late winter and early spring, brightening the garden with its fragrant golden-yellow flowers. Ideal for pots and rockeries.

Key Features

  • Perfect for pots and containers
  • Loved by pollinators
  • Prefers full sun
  • Prefers part shade

Pack Contents: 12 Iris Bulbs

Size: Bulb size: 6+cm

Height: Fully established: 15cm


  • Golden yellow flowers in late winter and early spring
  • Fragrant
  • Ideal for pots
  • Fully established spread: 10cm
  • Planting depth: 7cm

Iris danfordiae is a delightful dwarf iris that appears in late winter and early spring, brightening the garden with its fragrant golden-yellow flowers.

Part of the Reticulata group of irises, Iris danfordiae is ideal for pots and rockeries, and will naturalise easily in a well-drained soil in full sun.

How you will receive your bulbs:

Selected by our team of experts and sent from our nursery, you will receive spring-flowering bulbs in the autumn in a breathable mesh bag. This is to keep the bulbs together in a pack that is nice and airy – perfect to keep the bulbs healthy while in transit.

Can’t plant straight away?

Keep your bulbs in a cool, light, and dry place and preferably hanging on a hook so that air can get to the bulbs at all angles. Ideally, you should aim to plant your bulbs within a week of receiving them, but if this is not possible, store them in a cool, dark place until you are ready to plant them.

Planting tips and hints:

Planting in the ground: You can plant your iris bulbs any time between September and November. Dig a hole with a trowel or a bulb planter approximately 7cm deep. Plant bulbs approximately 10cm apart. If planting in heavy soil, mix in some quality bulb compost and potting grit to improve drainage. Place the bulb in the hole with the tip facing upwards, then fill the hole and compact the soil gently. Water in to moisten the soil.

Planting in containers: Use a mix of 2 parts bulb compost and 1 part potting grit for good drainage. Plant the bulbs in the compost about 7cm deep and 10cm apart. Water just enough to settle the soil, then place the container in a sheltered place over autumn and winter before moving into a sunny place when the shoots stat to show.

Aftercare: Allow iris leaves to die back naturally before cutting them.

Click here to view our full iris bulb growing guide.

*Planting and flowering months below are subject to seasonal weather conditions.

Growing Calendar

J Jan F Feb M Mar A Apr M May J June J Jul A Aug S Sep O Oct N Nov D Dec
Plant Outdoors


Delivery to outside of Great Britain

We regret we are unable to deliver any products to non-mainland Great Britain delivery addresses. This includes Europe, Channel Islands, Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, USA and Rest of World. We will update our website if this changes.

For more information about our deliveries please click here.