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Discovery Dutch Iris

  • 70729
  • 25 bulb(s) per package
  • $4.79 $15.99

  • Save 70%

We ship this item in Fall.

  • Light

    Sun to Part Shade
  • Size

    7-8 cm bulb
  • Zone

    5 to 9
  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring to Early Summer
  • Height

  • Soil Requirement

    Well drained
  • Deer Resistant

We'll carefully pack and ship your order at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone.

Item 70729 cannot ship to: AE AK GU HI PR

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A best discovery from one of our Dutch growers. Superb cut flower with purple-blue falls, a yellow lip and lilac-blue standards. Bulbs are easy to grow and their grasslike foliage provides added architectural appeal. Iris hollandica


  • Botanical NameIris hollandica 'Discovery'
  • FormPerennial
  • Hardiness Zone 5 to 9
  • Flowering TimeLate spring to early summer
  • Light RequirementsFull Sun, Partial Shade
  • Flower ColorPurple-blue falls with a golden-yellow lip and lilac-blue standards
  • Flower FormFlowers are fan-shaped, with three drooping petals calles falls and three upright petals called standards
  • Foliage TypeDark bluish green, grass-like foliage
  • Growth RateMedium
  • Height/Habit 25"
  • Spread3 - 4 inches
  • Planting Instructions10 cm deep and 8 - 10 cm apart
  • Soil RequirementsWell drained
  • Will TolerateClay Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil
  • PruningAfter blooming, cut the withered flower at the top of the stem to prevent seed production and then allow the leaves to wither and turn brown before removing them. The green leaves provide nourishment for the bulbs.

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Important Shipping Notes:

Upon placing your order you will receive an email confirmation with the details of your order and a delivery estimate. You will also receive an email notification when your order actually ships with an updated arrival estimate. If you have ordered multiple items, you may receive them in more than one shipment. We will send you a separate email confirming each shipment.

At any time after you place your order you can check your order status on our website using your email or the account number found in your order confirmation email.

The type of product you order or the weather in our area or your area may affect the anticipated shipping schedule below.

Based on the contents of your order we always strive to ship your order complete, and as early as possible in the planting season to allow for the best root development once planted.

To promote optimum stress protection in transit and your success in the garden, bareroot perennials are kept in the ground in our nurseries until fully dormant. In the Fall these plants tend to arrive at the later end of the shipping window above.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to delivery your orders via the USPS or FedEx. Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.

Bulb and perennial shipments direct from Holland are harvested in July and August dependent on the season and crop. Once fully inspected and packaged they are shipped direct to you in the most efficient manner to follow the dates above.

Garden hardgoods and Gift Certificates ship with in 4-7 day.

We will pack and ship your order based on the following schedule.

Please note that we cannot ship outside the 48 contiguous states.

FALL Shipping Schedule

  • Iris
    Zones Shipping Dates
    1AB - 7A 8/15/17 - 10/28/17
    7B - 13B 8/22/17 - 10/28/17
    Last Order Date 10/17/17
  • Bulbs from Holland
    Zones Shipping Dates
    1AB - 5AB 8/15/17 - 12/16/17
    6AB - 7AB 8/22/17 - 12/16/17
    8AB - 13AB 8/29/17 - 12/16/17
    Last Order Date 12/12/17
  • Bareroot Perennials
    Zones Shipping Dates
    1AB - 13B 9/6/17 - 12/16/17
    Last Order Date 12/12/17
  • Shipping & Handling Charges
    Total Order Add
    Up to $40.00 order $9.95
    $40.01 to $60.00 $12.95
    $60.01 to $80.00 $14.95
    $80.01 to $100.00 $16.95
    $100.01 to over $18.95

Customer Reviews

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Jul 2, 2013 | By Daphne
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"very pretty, but not the color they are shown in the picture- no blue at all, just purple iris."
Best choice I made
Jul 20, 2013 | By Darlene Harbick
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"I planted a little patch of these two years ago, thinking only that they looked different and fun. They're in a spot I can easy see all day from my desk. They're some of the earliest blooms in my garden, they last a long time, and they're so beautiful! I am buying some more this year."
Jun 2, 2014 | By Lisa Cerankosky
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"Very pretty flowers, but they are indigo (purple-blue). More purple than the picture! Still vivid color, I would recommend. They are smaller that regular iris so buy 50 of them to get intense color."
Discovery Dutch Iris
Apr 30, 2015 | By susan guthridge
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Planted these bulbs from Breck's last fall, now in April they have been sitting there so beautiful holding the bloom. money well spent
Dutch Iris
May 30, 2015 | By Tom McBride
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I am really impressed with these flowers. I love there color. I can't wait to get more to plant in the fall.
Jul 27, 2016 | By Pam Burrill
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Beautiful blooms but disappointed with how short lived they were. Only got about 5 days before they were all wilted. And they are very purple, not the bluish shade shown in the picture.
A Good Buy
Jan 17, 2017 | By Janice Stultz
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These Irises are marvelous and well worth the money. I planted 20 the first year I started my garden and now I have about 60 of them in a circle around a tree stump. Mine are truly blue (could be because of the soil?) and I love their more delicate look as opposed to the Siberian or German Iris. Their blooms last long but the slender stems tend to fall over.
Only few bloomed
May 23, 2017 | By Rieko Barreto
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The plan started shooting the green quickly but only very few of them actually bloomed. I was very disappointed. I wonder the area I live is too hot for it. I live in Zone 8.