Eric The Red Siberian Iris
Iris sibirica 'Eric the Red'
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
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|Botanical Pronunciation||EYE-ris sy-BEER-ah-kuh|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 36 in. tall, 12 to 18 in. wide.|
|Design Ideas||This dark violet red Siberian Iris will adapt to practically all garden conditions and styles but thrives in wet soil conditions. Plant them as a traditional perennial in flower beds or around pools, ponds, streambeds and water gardens. Even works well in the cottage or woodland garden, or mixed into wild meadow stands if watered regularly. May also be used as a dramatic reed-like plant in antique ceramic pots and urns. A superior cut flower Buds rise above the narrow green foliage on stiff stems for strong vertical elements in beds and borders. A superior cut flower for indoor enjoyment.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Mass Planting, Very Wet Areas, Water Garden, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Flower & Rose Food|
|Special Feature||Tolerates Wet Soils, Waterwise|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4 - 9