• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Forms 2½ ft. tall foliage clumps; flower stalks rise above foliage.
    Key Feature:
    Bright Spring Flowers
    Blooms:
    Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:EYE-riss si-BIR-i-ka
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Sunset climate zones:1 - 10, 14 - 23
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Forms 2½ ft. tall foliage clumps; flower stalks rise above foliage.
    Special features:Easy Care, Fast Growing
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:Purple
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Cottage
    Design IdeasThis rich purple Siberian Iris will adapt to practically all garden conditions and styles. Plant them as a traditional perennial in flower beds. Use to simulate water in dry streambeds or around landscape boulders. Try as an equivalent to water Iris in damp spots around pools, ponds and water gardens. Even works well in the woodland garden or mixed into wild meadow stands. May also be used as a dramatic reed-like plant in antique ceramic pots and urns.
    Companion PlantsDaylily (Hemerocallis); Bee Balm (Monarda); Phlox (Phlox); Spiderwort (Tradescantia); Turtlehead (Chelone)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Easy and adaptable; thrives in enriched, neutral to slightly acidic, well-drained soils. Water regularly until well-established. Once established, water regularly from spring through bloom period; reduce frequency after bloom period. Remove faded foliage as new leaves emerge. Divide every 4 to 5 years in fall.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    This iris hails from central and eastern Europe, and throughout Russia including Siberia. Genus Iris was named after the mythical goddess of the rainbow due to the huge range of flower colors.
    Lore:
    The iris flower is the inspiration for the French national symbol, the fleur-de-lis.

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