Scientific Name: Iris sibirica Form: Vase
Common Name:Siberian irisTexture:Medium - coarse
Family Name:IridaceaeHabit: Upright, Stiffly upright
Plant Type: Aquatic plant, Herbaceous perennial Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.4 - 0.7m x 0.3 - 0.6m
Origin: Europe, Central / west Asia Hardiness Zone:Zone 3: (-40 to -34 C)
Leaves: Grass-like, Alternate, Soft flexible, Linear, Entire
Flowers: Raceme, (Floriferous), White, Blue, Violet, Purple, Magenta, Jun- Jul
Fruit: Capsule, Brown, Aug- Sep
Exposure: Full sun, Full sun only if soil kept moist, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Bog, Well-drained, Humus rich
Landscape Uses: Aquatic - ponds, Attract beneficial insects, Attract butterflies, Cut flower or foliage, Fragrance, Group or mass planting, Mixed shrub border, Perennial border, Summer interest, Wetland - bogs, Waterside planting
Key ID Features:Stems branched mostly 3 times, leaves 25-80 cm long, linear with strong midrib and smooth margins; flowers blue (white or purple cvs.); fruit capsules about 1-1.3 x 3-4.5 long; rhizomes about 1 cm thick.