Siberian Iris

Iris sibirica 'Ruffled Velvet'

Siberian Iris - Iris sibirica  'Ruffled Velvet'

Common Name: Siberian Iris
Genus: Iris
Species: sibirica
Cultivar: 'Ruffled Velvet'

Category: Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomatous Plants
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Suitable for growing in containers

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.20 m (120 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.90 m (90 cm)

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

Soil Type: Acidic
Ericaceous: Requires a neutral or acid soil (or ericaceous compost), with a pH of 7 or below
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained



    Sumptuous deep violet-purple flowers with darker ruffled lower petals appear in May and June among bright green slender strappy leaves. Like all Siberian flag irises this is a clump-forming plant that needs space to spread out and prefers a moist neutral to slightly acid soil in sun or partial shade. It looks best planted in bold drifts beside water and allowed to naturalise and is particularly useful on difficult banks where it will help to prevent erosion and over time will form large clumps. It can also be planted in a pot as a marginal plant for a pond.
  • Garden care: Plant in soil that has been improved with well-rotted manure or garden compost and do not allow to dry out particularly as the plant is getting established. If planted in a container it will need dividing and repotting every couple of years in spring.


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