Iris ‘Katharine Hodgkin’ has barely even ankle high flowers that are a muddy mix of pale blue, cream and yellow. It can be identified by the unusual colour, and the beautiful veins on the falls. Blue stripes radiate from a yellow blotch that is spotted blue. Three standards (upper petals) are striped and veined too.
Iris ‘Katharine Hodgkin’ is a sun-loving reticulata type of iris, often grown in pots on a patio. This delicate-looking dwarf iris has been a feature of every winter garden I’ve visited in the UK. It’s a clump forming type, which means it multiplies readily, but often seems in need of splitting.