‘Katherine’s Hodgkin’ is a classic, award-winning, super-early, reliable, and tough botanical Iris that persists and increases for many years. Her flowers are larger than other miniatures, but still on stems only 3-4” tall. The soft powder-blue falls are decorated with distinctive deep blue veining and indigo and gold markings, while the standards are a couple of shades darker blue. Flowering soon after the snowdrops (often in February or early March), botanical iris quickly develop into gorgeous, densely floriferous clumps and excel in the rock garden or perennial bed, and add a lovely honey-scent to the early spring season.
Plant in part to full sun, in well-drained soil. Planting in very hot locations will shorten the duration of bloom. In heavier soil, add expanded shale to improve drainage. Cold hardy to Zone 5.