A few groups of iris can truely be called miniatures, both Iris reticulata and the Iris danfordiae fall into this category, Iris reichenbachii which is a dwarf bearded form is another. However Iris reticulata 'Katharine Hodgkin' is probably the best known of them all.
Iris winogradowii is perhaps just as lovely, low growing with wonderful yellow flowers. Iris kolpakowskiana is one of the most colorful redish purples, blues and a splash of yellow, brilliant
Miniature Iris (dwarf Iris) are similar in care requirements to other Iris bulbs and varieties. Iris Bulbs classed as miniatures tend to produce smaller flowers and less foliage than the full sized relatives. Miniature Iris, (dwarf Iris) bulbs and varieties are readily available for sale online in the UK
Miniature Iris Care and growing conditions
Actually very easy to care for, miniature iris require a well drained position, the rock garden, in the border or grown as specimens in containers seems to work well for most.
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Miniature iris are available for sale from the following growers.
MINIATURE BULBS & WILDFLOWER BULBS - Phone/Fax: 01423 542819
9 Greengate Drive, Knaresborough, HG5 9EN