Iris sibirica 'Blue King'
Common Name: Siberian iris
Cultivar: 'Blue King'
Category: Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomatous Plants
Growth Rate: Average
|Hardiness: Hardy||Height: 0.90 m (90 cm)|
|Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shade||Spread: 0.30 m (30 cm)|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous||Flower Colour: Blue, Purple|
|Foliage Colour: Green||Flowering Period: May & June|
Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained
- Other features: all parts of the plant may cause severe discomfort if ingested; contact with the sap may cause skin irritation
Ravishing rich purple-blue ruffled flowers with yellow markings appear in May and June above the slender strap-shaped leaves. This stately Siberian iris is perfect for providing vertical interest in a sunny border with well-drained, fertile soil. A relatively tall variety it's important to stake the branched stems with bamboo canes in early spring well before the flowers appear.
- Garden care: Plant shallowly with the upper part of the rhizome sitting on the surface of the soil incorporating a low-nitrogen fertiliser in the planting hole. After planting remove the upper-most third of the leaves to minimise the incidence of wind rock. In exposed areas stake with bamboo canes in early spring.
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