Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Siberian iris

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Iris sibirica
  • Common name: Siberian iris
  • Plant type: Bulb
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Evergreen

Height: 1.2m

Spread: 30cm

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

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Iris sibirica

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.

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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