Eric The Red Siberian Iris

Iris sibirica 'Eric the Red'

Purple blooms appear above dark green, grass-like foliage. Mass with shrubs and other perennials for low maintenance color. Native to moist meadows, does well in a moist or bog garden. A wonderful cut flower.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical PronunciationEYE-ris sy-BEER-ah-kuh
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 36 in. tall, 12 to 18 in. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Design IdeasThis 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleCottage
Growth HabitClumping
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Very Wet Areas, Water Garden, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureTolerates Wet Soils, Waterwise
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater 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

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