• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Foliage quickly reaches 2 1/2 ft. tall; flower stalks grow to 3 ft. tall.
    Key Feature:
    Tolerates Wet Soils
    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:Foliage quickly reaches 2 1/2 ft. tall; flower stalks grow to 3 ft. tall.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:Purple
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Contemporary
    Design IdeasThis potent Siberian Iris will adapt to practically all garden conditions and styles. 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. Although it works well in the woodland garden, where there is enough sun to accentuate its color, it's best in full sun and mixed into wild meadow stands. An exceptional reed-like plant for emerald-green antique ceramic pots and urns.
    Companion PlantsConeflower (Echinacea); Turtlehead (Chelone); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Bee Balm (Monarda); Spiderwort (Tradescantia)
  • 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.