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Iris sibirica

Siberian iris

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Plant type

Summer/autumn blooming bulb

Flower colour






Skill level


Iris sibirica

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. It makes an excellent cut flower.

For best results grow Iris sibirica 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.

Family: Iridaceae

Genus: Iris

Species: sibirica

Plant type: Summer/autumn blooming bulb

Flower colour: Purple

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Acidic, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 120cm

Spread: 30cm

Time to divide plants: July to September

Flowering period: May to June

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