Siberian Iris

Iris sibirica 'Sultan's Ruby'

Siberian Iris - Iris sibirica 'Sultan's Ruby'

Common Name: Siberian Iris
Genus: Iris
Species: sibirica
Cultivar: 'Sultan's Ruby'

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: 0.65 m (65 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.45 m (45 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

 

The velvety petals of this lush cultivar are glorious shades of rich purple, with pale, creamy-yellow at their base. Their colour works particularly well in bruised colour schemes, so team it with deep reds and purples in a sunny, mixed border for major wow factor.

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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