Iris 'Silver Edge'

Iris sibirica ‘Silver Edge’

Siberian iris

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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

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Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Iris sibirica 'Silver Edge'
  • Common name: Siberian iris
  • Family: Iridaceae
  • Plant Type: Bog, Bulb, Marginal, Perennial, Pond, Evergreen
Flower colour:

Purple

Foliage colour:

Silver

Siberian flag iris, Iris sibirica, is a rhizomatous perennial, producing small, delicate flowers and narrow, bright green foliage. Flower petals are purple with white and yellow markings.

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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 or partial shade. Divide clumps from midsummer to early autumn. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit.

How to grow Iris 'Silver Edge'

  • Plant size

    1.2m height

    30cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do not Divide in March

Do not Divide in April

Do not Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do Divide in August

Do Divide in September

Do not Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Iris 'Silver Edge' and wildlife

Iris 'Silver Edge' is known for attracting bees. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Iris 'Silver Edge' poisonous?

Iris 'Silver Edge' can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to People

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

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