Siberian Iris

Iris sibirica

Siberian Iris - Iris  sibirica

Common Name: Siberian Iris
Genus: Iris
Species: sibirica

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: 1.00 m (100 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 1.00 m (100 cm)

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

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

Iris sibirica spreads by swollen underground stems (rhizomes), it is a perennial, beardless Iris with narrow, erect strap-like leaves. Blue-violet flowers are produced in early summer. Iris sibirica would be a good choice of plant for growing on heavy clay soil.

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