Bennerup Blue Siberian Iris
Iris sibirica 'Bennerup Blue'
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
|Botanical Pronunciation||EYE-riss si-BIR-i-ka|
|Lore||The iris flower is the inspiration for the French national symbol, the fleur-de-lis. The genus Iris was named after the mythical goddess of the rainbow due to the huge range of flower colors.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Fast growing; foliage reaches 2 ft. tall, flowers rise above foliage.|
|Design Ideas||Blue is an elusive color among perennials and this Iris is a great reliable source. Plant in traditional flower beds for seasonal accent and blade-like foliage for vertical contrast. Use to simulate water Iris in dry streambeds or cluster around landscape boulders or rock outcroppings where soils are thin. Try as an attractive solution in damp spots. A natural around pools, ponds and water gardens. Even works well in the woodland garden or mixed into wild meadow grasses studded with wildflowers. When combined with contrasting foliage plants, may also be used as a blooming reed in antique ceramic pots and urns.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic|
|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||Clump Forming, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Tolerates Wet Soils, Fast Growing|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Key Feature||Showy spring flowers|
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