2e876a23046940ee492b694c80d8bd67
Click HERE to see the plant details, or save a notes for this plant.

Iris tectorum Plant Care Reminders

Wall Iris

You can copy this plant care and use it as-is or make it your own.

Members can create lists of plants to manage your garden, get plant care information sent to you, and connect to other gardeners.It's free and easy, SIGN IN or JOIN NOW and get started right away!

General Information

  • Instruction By Julie Bawden-Davis
    Notes Japanese native that resembles bearded iris, yet has crests, rather than beards. Blooms come in violet blue with white crests or white blooms with yellow crests. It is short-lived in this region's hot, dry summers.
    Sunset Zones
    •  1
    •  2
    •  3
    •  4
    •  5
    •  6
    •  7
    •  8
    •  9
    •  10
    •  11
    •  12
    •  13
    •  14
    •  15
    •  16
    •  17
    •  18
    •  19
    •  20
    •  21
    •  22
    •  23
    •  24
    •  25
    •  26
    •  27
    •  28
    •  29
    •  30
    •  31
    •  32
    •  33
    •  34
    •  35
    •  36
    •  37
    •  38
    •  39
    •  40
    •  41
    •  42
    •  43
    •  44
    •  45
    USDA Zones
    •  1
    •  2a
    •  2b
    •  3a
    •  3b
    •  4a
    •  4b
    •  5a
    •  5b
    •  6a
    •  6b
    •  7a
    •  7b
    •  8a
    •  8b
    •  9a
    •  9b
    •  10a
    •  10b
    •  11
    •  12

Plant Care Instruction

  • Scroll down or click on any month for plant care instructions
    • January
    • February
    • March
    • April
    • May
    • June
    • July
    • August
    • September
    • October
    • November
    • December
    January
    1. Water

    Maintain even moisture. Water weekly if no rainfall.
    2. Pest/Disease Inspection

    Check for snails and slugs on flowers and foliage.
    3. Treat for Pest/Disease

    Remove and destroy snails and slugs. Apply iron phosphate snail and slug bait.
    February
    1. Water

    Maintain even moisture. Water weekly if no rainfall.
    2. Pest/Disease Inspection

    Check for snails and slugs on flowers and foliage.
    3. Treat for Pest/Disease

    Remove and destroy snails and slugs. Apply iron phosphate snail and slug bait.
    March
    1. Water

    Maintain even moisture. Water weekly if no rainfall.
    2. Pest/Disease Inspection

    Check for snails and slugs on flowers and foliage.
    3. Treat for Pest/Disease

    Remove and destroy snails and slugs. Apply iron phosphate snail and slug bait.
    April
    1. Water

    Maintain even moisture. Water two to three times a week.
    2. Pest/Disease Inspection

    Check for snails and slugs on flowers and foliage.
    3. Treat for Pest/Disease

    Remove and destroy snails and slugs. Apply iron phosphate snail and slug bait.
    May
    1. Fertilize

    Feed with an organic fertilizer on the acidic side, such as a rhododendron, camellia and azalea food like a 4-5-4.
    2. Water

    Maintain even moisture. Water two to three times a week.
    3. Pest/Disease Inspection

    Check for snails and slugs on flowers and foliage.
    4. Treat for Pest/Disease

    Remove and destroy snails and slugs. Apply iron phosphate snail and slug bait.
    June
    1. Fertilize

    Feed with an organic fertilizer on the acidic side, such as a rhododendron, camellia and azalea food like a 4-5-4.
    2. Water

    Maintain even moisture. Water three to four times a week.
    3. Pest/Disease Inspection

    Check for snails and slugs on flowers and foliage.
    4. Treat for Pest/Disease

    Remove and destroy snails and slugs. Apply iron phosphate snail and slug bait.
    July
    1. Fertilize

    Feed with an organic fertilizer on the acidic side, such as a rhododendron, camellia and azalea food like a 4-5-4.
    2. Water

    Maintain even moisture. Water every one to two days.
    3. Pest/Disease Inspection

    Check for snails and slugs on flowers and foliage.
    4. Treat for Pest/Disease

    Remove and destroy snails and slugs. Apply iron phosphate snail and slug bait.
    August
    1. Buy

    Buy when available in the nursery or via mail-order.
    2. Plant

    Plant in a location with morning sun and afternoon shade or dappled sunlight. This species grows well in our alkaline soil, yet does best with the addition of homemade or bagged compost. Till a 3-inch layer of compost into the soil before planting.
    3. Fertilize

    Feed with an organic fertilizer on the acidic side, such as a rhododendron, camellia and azalea food like a 4-5-4.
    4. Water

    Maintain even moisture. Water every one to two days.
    5. Pest/Disease Inspection

    Check for snails and slugs on flowers and foliage.
    6. Treat for Pest/Disease

    Remove and destroy snails and slugs. Apply iron phosphate snail and slug bait.
    7. Transplant

    Divide after bloom and transplant in an area with morning sun and afternoon shade or dappled sunlight. Add a 3-inch layer of compost into the soil before planting.
    September
    1. Buy

    Buy when available in the nursery or via mail-order.
    2. Plant

    Plant in a location with morning sun and afternoon shade or dappled sunlight. This species grows well in our alkaline soil, yet does best with the addition of homemade or bagged compost. Till a 3-inch layer of compost into the soil before planting.
    3. Fertilize

    Feed with an organic fertilizer on the acidic side, such as a rhododendron, camellia and azalea food like a 4-5-4.
    4. Water

    Maintain even moisture. Water every one to two days.
    5. Pest/Disease Inspection

    Check for snails and slugs on flowers and foliage.
    6. Treat for Pest/Disease

    Remove and destroy snails and slugs. Apply iron phosphate snail and slug bait.
    7. Transplant

    Divide after bloom and transplant in an area with morning sun and afternoon shade or dappled sunlight. Add a 3-inch layer of compost into the soil before planting.
    October
    1. Buy

    Buy when available in the nursery or via mail-order.
    2. Plant

    Plant in a location with morning sun and afternoon shade or dappled sunlight. This species grows well in our alkaline soil, yet does best with the addition of homemade or bagged compost. Till a 3-inch layer of compost into the soil before planting.
    3. Fertilize

    Feed with an organic fertilizer on the acidic side, such as a rhododendron, camellia and azalea food like a 4-5-4.
    4. Water

    Maintain even moisture. Water every two to three days.
    5. Pest/Disease Inspection

    Check for snails and slugs on flowers and foliage.
    6. Treat for Pest/Disease

    Remove and destroy snails and slugs. Apply iron phosphate snail and slug bait.
    7. Transplant

    Divide after bloom and transplant in an area with morning sun and afternoon shade or dappled sunlight. Add a 3-inch layer of compost into the soil before planting.
    November
    1. Plant

    Plant in a location with morning sun and afternoon shade or dappled sunlight. This species grows well in our alkaline soil, yet does best with the addition of homemade or bagged compost. Till a 3-inch layer of compost into the soil before planting.
    2. Fertilize

    Feed with an organic fertilizer on the acidic side, such as a rhododendron, camellia and azalea food like a 4-5-4.
    3. Water

    Maintain even moisture. Water once or twice a week.
    4. Pest/Disease Inspection

    Check for snails and slugs on flowers and foliage.
    5. Treat for Pest/Disease

    Remove and destroy snails and slugs. Apply iron phosphate snail and slug bait.
    6. Transplant

    Divide after bloom and transplant in an area with morning sun and afternoon shade or dappled sunlight. Add a 3-inch layer of compost into the soil before planting.
    December
    1. Water

    Maintain even moisture. Water weekly if no rainfall.
    2. Pest/Disease Inspection

    Check for snails and slugs on flowers and foliage.
    3. Treat for Pest/Disease

    Remove and destroy snails and slugs. Apply iron phosphate snail and slug bait.
  • Buy

    When's the best time to buy this plant? When can you buy these from seed (if you can)? When is it usually available? What are things to look for when you're buying it? Or anything other tidbit of information you can share!

    August

    Buy when available in the nursery or via mail-order.

    September

    Buy when available in the nursery or via mail-order.

    October

    Buy when available in the nursery or via mail-order.

    November

    Buy when available in the nursery or via mail-order.

    Plant

    When's a good time to plant this plant or bulb? Any special planting instructions?

    August

    Plant in a location with morning sun and afternoon shade or dappled sunlight. This species grows well in our alkaline soil, yet does best with the addition of homemade or bagged compost. Till a 3-inch layer of compost into the soil before planting.

    September

    Plant in a location with morning sun and afternoon shade or dappled sunlight. This species grows well in our alkaline soil, yet does best with the addition of homemade or bagged compost. Till a 3-inch layer of compost into the soil before planting.

    October

    Plant in a location with morning sun and afternoon shade or dappled sunlight. This species grows well in our alkaline soil, yet does best with the addition of homemade or bagged compost. Till a 3-inch layer of compost into the soil before planting.

    November

    Plant in a location with morning sun and afternoon shade or dappled sunlight. This species grows well in our alkaline soil, yet does best with the addition of homemade or bagged compost. Till a 3-inch layer of compost into the soil before planting.

    Fertilize

    When should you fertilize this plant? Which kind of fertilizer do you recommend? Should you use different fertilizers at different times of year?

    May

    Feed with an organic fertilizer on the acidic side, such as a rhododendron, camellia and azalea food like a 4-5-4.

    June

    Feed with an organic fertilizer on the acidic side, such as a rhododendron, camellia and azalea food like a 4-5-4.

    July

    Feed with an organic fertilizer on the acidic side, such as a rhododendron, camellia and azalea food like a 4-5-4.

    August

    Feed with an organic fertilizer on the acidic side, such as a rhododendron, camellia and azalea food like a 4-5-4.

    September

    Feed with an organic fertilizer on the acidic side, such as a rhododendron, camellia and azalea food like a 4-5-4.

    October

    Feed with an organic fertilizer on the acidic side, such as a rhododendron, camellia and azalea food like a 4-5-4.

    November

    Feed with an organic fertilizer on the acidic side, such as a rhododendron, camellia and azalea food like a 4-5-4.

    Water

    Is there a time to reduce or increase watering? Any special requirements? Things to avoid during certain times of the year?

    January

    Maintain even moisture. Water weekly if no rainfall.

    February

    Maintain even moisture. Water weekly if no rainfall.

    March

    Maintain even moisture. Water weekly if no rainfall.

    April

    Maintain even moisture. Water two to three times a week.

    May

    Maintain even moisture. Water two to three times a week.

    June

    Maintain even moisture. Water three to four times a week.

    July

    Maintain even moisture. Water every one to two days.

    August

    Maintain even moisture. Water every one to two days.

    September

    Maintain even moisture. Water every one to two days.

    October

    Maintain even moisture. Water every two to three days.

    November

    Maintain even moisture. Water once or twice a week.

    December

    Maintain even moisture. Water weekly if no rainfall.

    Pest/Disease Inspection

    What are the common problems this plant will face and when should you look for them to appear?

    January

    Check for snails and slugs on flowers and foliage.

    February

    Check for snails and slugs on flowers and foliage.

    March

    Check for snails and slugs on flowers and foliage.

    April

    Check for snails and slugs on flowers and foliage.

    May

    Check for snails and slugs on flowers and foliage.

    June

    Check for snails and slugs on flowers and foliage.

    July

    Check for snails and slugs on flowers and foliage.

    August

    Check for snails and slugs on flowers and foliage.

    September

    Check for snails and slugs on flowers and foliage.

    October

    Check for snails and slugs on flowers and foliage.

    November

    Check for snails and slugs on flowers and foliage.

    December

    Check for snails and slugs on flowers and foliage.

    Treat for Pest/Disease

    How do you treat the common problems for this plant? What products or concoctions or natural means do you use? Any special requirements?

    January

    Remove and destroy snails and slugs. Apply iron phosphate snail and slug bait.

    February

    Remove and destroy snails and slugs. Apply iron phosphate snail and slug bait.

    March

    Remove and destroy snails and slugs. Apply iron phosphate snail and slug bait.

    April

    Remove and destroy snails and slugs. Apply iron phosphate snail and slug bait.

    May

    Remove and destroy snails and slugs. Apply iron phosphate snail and slug bait.

    June

    Remove and destroy snails and slugs. Apply iron phosphate snail and slug bait.

    July

    Remove and destroy snails and slugs. Apply iron phosphate snail and slug bait.

    August

    Remove and destroy snails and slugs. Apply iron phosphate snail and slug bait.

    September

    Remove and destroy snails and slugs. Apply iron phosphate snail and slug bait.

    October

    Remove and destroy snails and slugs. Apply iron phosphate snail and slug bait.

    November

    Remove and destroy snails and slugs. Apply iron phosphate snail and slug bait.

    December

    Remove and destroy snails and slugs. Apply iron phosphate snail and slug bait.

    Transplant

    When's the best time to dig up and transplant this from one spot to another? (This is different than planting). Any special requirements?

    August

    Divide after bloom and transplant in an area with morning sun and afternoon shade or dappled sunlight. Add a 3-inch layer of compost into the soil before planting.

    September

    Divide after bloom and transplant in an area with morning sun and afternoon shade or dappled sunlight. Add a 3-inch layer of compost into the soil before planting.

    October

    Divide after bloom and transplant in an area with morning sun and afternoon shade or dappled sunlight. Add a 3-inch layer of compost into the soil before planting.

    November

    Divide after bloom and transplant in an area with morning sun and afternoon shade or dappled sunlight. Add a 3-inch layer of compost into the soil before planting.

User Guides (Slide)

Popular Recommendations (Slide)