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Siberian Iris Iris sanguinea

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Description

Siberian Iris is an attractive bulb native to Europe and Asia.  Over time it has naturalized in other temperate regions around the world.  It has a rhizome and hollow branched verticle stems.  It tolerates wet soils well and looks attractive along stream banks and pond margins.

Plant in average to wet well-drained soils in full sun. They will tolerate some shade but blooming is decreased. They are deer and rabbit resistant.

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#white flowers#purple flowers#riparian#wet sites#stream banks#pond margins#rhizomes#wet soils tolerant#iris#HS302#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses
 
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#white flowers#purple flowers#riparian#wet sites#stream banks#pond margins#rhizomes#wet soils tolerant#iris#HS302#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Iris
    Species:
    sibirica
    Family:
    Iridaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Bulb
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Europe, Asia
    Wildlife Value:
    Deer and rabbit resistant
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Bulb
    Perennial
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    Erect
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Wet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4b, 4a, 5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7a, 7b, 8b, 8a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
    Fruit Description:
    Ellipsoidal capsule with flat seeds
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Purple/Lavender
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    Violet-blue to occasionally white flowers 3" across from late spring to mid-summer.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Shape:
    Linear
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    Ribbed grass-like leaves can grow 10-30 inches long and 1/4 inch across.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    20-45 inch hollow slender stems
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Pond
    Riparian
    Landscape Theme:
    Water Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Small groups
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Wet Soil
    Problems:
    Problem for Cats
    Problem for Dogs
    Problem for Horses