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Iris sibirica ‘Summer Sky’

Siberian iris

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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 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 'Summer Sky'
  • Common name: Siberian iris
  • Family: Iridaceae
  • Plant Type: Bog, Bulb, Marginal, Perennial, Pond, Evergreen
Flower colour:

Blue

Foliage colour:

Green

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.

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Iris sibirica ‘Summer Sky’ is a compact Siberian iris, bearing small, delicate, lilac flowers.

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For best results grow Iris sibirica ‘Summer Sky’ 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.

How to grow Iris 'Summer Sky'

  • Plant size

    1.2m height

    90cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / boggy / clay / heavy / moist

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 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 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 'Summer Sky' and wildlife

Iris 'Summer Sky' 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 'Summer Sky' poisonous?

Iris 'Summer Sky' 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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