Cantab netted iris is a low growing bulbous iris that has light blue translucent blooms in late March to early April. Narrow grass-like leaves poke out of the ground first, followed by flowers that last about a week up here at the Courage Garden. The leaves remain after the flower is gone and then disappear completely, waiting to reappear next spring.
Mass groupings, Rock garden, Xeriscape garden
Plant this bulb in the fall. It looks best planted in groups. This bulb will naturalize (spread) over time. Confirm there is two inches of soil above the top of the bulb to encourage naturalizing. Netted iris prefer dry conditions when dormant so it is ideally suited for a xeriscape garden. For optimal care, the grower recommends bulb fertilizer three times a year: in the fall for the roots, when the sprouts first poke through the soil for the foliage and flower and when the flower dies for the bulb itself.