The Iris germanica 'Ola Kala'/ High Iris ´Ola Kala` as an ornamental in the garden
High iris is a summer-green perennial that presents itself with its splendid yellow lip-shaped flowers from May to June. The lightly fragrant flowers of the Iris attract many native insects and are therefore very popular with gardeners and insect lovers. Their simple and understated elegance will enchant any garden as well as their onlookers.
The special features of the tall iris `Ola Kala`
With its tall stems, the Iris germanica `Ola Kala` can withstand almost any weather. The iris is a very undemanding plant and requires little care. It blooms from May to June, if the faded stems are removed after flowering, this time can be extended. The beautiful flowers of the Iris germanica 'Ola Kala' are easy to cut and make a great souvenir. As the Iris germanica is a solitary plant, it can reach a height of up to 80 centimetres. When planted in a group, there is enough room for 6 to 7 plants per square metre. Iris germanica ´Ola Kala` harmonises best with the true lavender angustifolia and the catmint Nepeta faassenii
Soil requirements and location of the Iris germanica `Ola Kala`
The Iris germanica `Ola Kala` is not very demanding. It only needs a nutrient-rich, well-drained soil for a location in full sun. If you keep this in mind when planting the Iris Óla Kala`, then the Iris will show its full beauty. Older plants of the Iris germanica tend to rot, this can be prevented by regular digging and dividing. Afterwards it is advisable to replant the newly created parts of the tall iris in a new location. This is best done 1 to 2 months after flowering. The tall iris is often planted in the cottage garden or at the edge of a pond. However, Iris germanica also looks particularly good on a balcony or terrace if it is arranged there as a foliage plant.
The plants are grown in pots, so you can use them all year round. For a group planting you need 6-7 plants per m².
For care, planting and product information, see Product Notes.