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Iris sibirica 'Silver Edge'

Siberian iris

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Plant type

Summer/autumn blooming bulb

Flower colour






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Iris sibirica 'Silver Edge'

Plant details

Perfect for cut flower arrangements, this easy to grow iris produces purple blooms with white edged petals from mid- to late spring. Plants enjoy a sunny or partially shaded spot in moist but well-drained, acid to neutral soil. To propagate, divide plants from mid-summer to early autumn. The Royal Horticultural Society have given it their prestigious Award of Garden Merit.

Family: Iridaceae

Genus: Iris

Species: sibirica

Cultivar: Silver Edge

Plant type: Summer/autumn blooming bulb

Flower colour: Purple

Foliage colour: Silver variegation

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 120cm

Spread: 30cm

Time to divide plants: July to September

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