Siberian iris

Iris sibirica 'Silver Edge'

Siberian iris - Iris sibirica  'Silver Edge'

Common Name: Siberian iris
Genus: Iris
Species: sibirica
Cultivar: 'Silver Edge'

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

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

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

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



Dusky mid-blue ruffled petals with a distinctive silver edge in May and June and slender blue-green strap-shaped leaves. This beautiful blue Siberian iris provides vertical interest in a sunny garden border or waterside planting. More vigorous than other varieties it's particularly valuable for holding together deteriorating riverbanks.

  • 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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