Siberian Iris

Iris sibirica 'Sweet Surrender'

Siberian Iris - Iris sibirica 'Sweet Surrender'

Common Name: Siberian Iris
Genus: Iris
Species: sibirica
Cultivar: 'Sweet Surrender'

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: 0.75 m (75 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.45 m (45 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Blue, Purple
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


Lilac-blue petals with darker veining and a creamy-white base make up the flowers of this delightful Siberian iris. This is a super-sized Iris, which will create an impact almost immediately. Plant in bold swathes throughout the border, where its upright form will add vertical interest in early summer.

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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