Siberian Iris

Iris sibirica 'Linda Mary'

Siberian Iris - Iris sibirica 'Linda Mary'

Common Name: Siberian Iris
Genus: Iris
Species: sibirica
Cultivar: 'Linda Mary'

The Greek translation of the word Iris means ‘rainbow’; probably a reference to the wide range of flower colours in this Genus.

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

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.90 m (90 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.50 m (50 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Purple
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: May & June

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

Beautifully elegant and highly sought after Siberian iris are invaluable for creating vertical interest to a mixed border. They also look brilliant when planted near ponds where their upright habit contrasts perfectly with the flat expanse of water. These super-sized plants are large enough to create immediate impact so are perfect if patience is not your strong point.

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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