A picture of a Siberian Iris

Siberian Iris

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica 1 by Franz Xaver (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

6a

USDA zone

-23°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

50cm

1m

Min

10cm

3 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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A photo of Siberian Iris
A photo of Siberian Iris

Siberian Iris Overview

Iris sibirica is a herbaceous perennial that grows from underground rhizomes. This stunningly marked species has narrow grass-like foliage and typically grows to a height of around 1.2m. It produces branched stems bearing 5 violet-blue flowers with purple veining at the base, these appear in early summer. Grows well in full or partial shade and moist, well-draining soil.

Common problems with Siberian Iris

Can be attacked by slugs, snails and thrips. In addition they can suffer from grey moulds.

How to harvest Siberian Iris

Generally not harvested.

How to propagate Siberian Iris

Division

Divide rhizomes in midsummer to early autumn.

Seed

Special features of Siberian Iris

Attracts bees

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Siberian Iris

Ornamental, bog, aquatic, erosion control, cutting bed. Summer interest.

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