Iris 'Silver Edge'

Iris sibirica 'Silver Edge'

Siberian iris

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Iris sibirica 'Silver Edge'
  • Common name: Siberian iris
  • Plant type: Perennial
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Evergreen

Height: 1.2m

Spread: 30cm

Flower colour:
  • Purple
Foliage colour:
  • Silver
  • Features: Flowers

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Iris 'Silver Edge'

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.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Irritates skin, Purgative if ingested

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