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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

Siberian flag iris, Iris sibirica, produces small, delicate flowers and narrow, bright green foliage. Flower petals are purple with white and yellow markings. 

Iris sibirica 'Silver Edge' bears purple blooms with white edged petals from mid- to late-spring. It makes an excellent cut flower. For best results grow Iris sibirica 'Silver Edge' in moist soil, or next to water such as at the edge of a pond, in full sun. Divide clumps from midsummer to early autumn. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its 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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