Siberian iris

Iris sibirica 'Flight of the Butterflies'

Siberian iris - Iris sibirica  'Flight of the Butterflies'

Common Name: Siberian iris
Genus: Iris
Species: sibirica
Cultivar: 'Flight of the Butterflies'

Category: Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomatous Plants
Growth Rate: Average

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.90 m (90 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.45 m (45 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Blue, Purple, White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: May & June

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained


A delicate iris with numerous small flowers that have mid blue-violet standards and white-blue veined falls. The flowers are produced in late spring and early summer above low narrow foliage. A beautiful Siberian iris that is perfect for providing vertical interest for a sunny waterside planting with well-drained fertile soil.

  • 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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