Ruffled Velvet Siberian Iris

Iris sibirica 'Ruffled Velvet'

SKU
04601
Beardless Dutch Iris-like, with rich purple blooms that rise above the refined, slender, blue-tinged green, sword-like foliage. Use in mass plantings for a stunning effect. Thrives in moist soils, where others will not. An herbaceous perennial.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical PronunciationEYE-riss si-BIR-i-ka
LoreThe iris flower is the inspiration for the French national symbol, the fleur-de-lis.
Average Size at MaturityForms 2 ft. tall foliage clumps; flower stalks rise above foliage.
Bloom TimeSpring
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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage
Growth HabitClumping
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Very Wet Areas, Water Garden, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureClump Forming, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Tolerates Wet Soils, Fast Growing
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsDaylily (Hemerocallis); Bee Balm (Monarda); Phlox (Phlox); Spiderwort (Tradescantia); Turtlehead (Chelone)

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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