Give this newcomer a special place in your next garden or landscape design. With its short 4-6" height and amazingly large flowers, Alida creates a carpet of color unmatched by any other dwarf iris. Boasting attractive, medium blue flowers with contrasting accents of white and buttery yellow, it makes a striking addition to rock gardens, containers or front borders. Plant Alida in groups under a stand of deciduous trees for a stunning display in the earliest days of spring… maybe even the latter part of winter. It perennializes well for a repeat yearly show of bright color and outstanding beauty. Bulb size: 5+ cm.
Hardiness Zones 5-8
Mature Height 4 - 6 inches
Bloom Time Late winter to early spring
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
2" three large spreading or pendent fall petals, alternating with three erect, smaller, standard petals
Foliage Type :
Small, sturdy grass like leaves
Mature Spread :
2 - 3 inches
2 - 3 inches
Planting Instructions :
2" deep and 2 - 3" apart
Soil Moisture :
Will Tolerate :
Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil
Pruning Instructions :
Remove spent flower stems after blooming.
Winter Care :
Mulch +/- 2"
Planting Depth :
Watering Requirements :
Average water needs. Water regularly, do not overwater
Fertilization Requirements :
Once per year
Special Care :
K. van Bourgondien times its shipments from Holland so that bulbs arrive at the proper planting time
climatic conditions) for each area of North America.
We take advance reservations, and then just as soon as the crops are
harvested, our staff of K.
van Bourgondien experts makes an on-the-spot selection of the finest bulbs available to fill those
We will pack and ship your order based on the following schedules.
Orders for gift certificates will be shipped immediately.
Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship any plant items from late June through August.
General merchandise will be shipped with your plant order.
The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated
schedule.Large orders may be shipped in more than one
package.Your order confirmation will have an estimated shipping time.When your order is actually shipped you will be sent
an updated shipping estimate.You may check your order status at any time on this website using your email or account number
provided on your order confirmation.Please note that we cannot ship outside of the 48
contiguous states. Click here for zone map.
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