True to name, this Siberian Iris provides contrast to the garden. Dark purple standards and falls with light purple styles contrast sharply with a bright yellow center. Like most Siberian Irises the foliage is dense, light green and attractive all season long.
A single clump of Siberian Iris plants in bloom is a beautiful sight, a group of them can be a show stopper. The thinner, shorter and more grass like foliage creates an opportunity for dense plantings than can't be achieved with the Tall Bearded Iris.
Siberian Iris can do well from full sun to part shade and do well when soil is kept consistently moist. These elegant perennials work well in border gardens, cottage gardens and in a naturalized setting and a great compliment to other perennials like coreopsis, shasta daisy, hosta and astilbe.
|Bloom Color:||Blue with purple veins and cream/yellow centers|
|Bloom Period:||Late spring to summer|
|Genus & Species:||Iris sibirica 'Over in Gloryland'|
|Mature Height:||32 to 36 inches|
|Mature Spread:||18 to 24 inches|
|Plant Spacing:||8 to 10 inches|
|Planting Depth:||Crown level with the soil line|
|Planting Time:||Division is preferred in fall, but also possible in spring|
|Soil Type:||Moist well drained soil|
|Sun Exposure:||Full sun (6+ hours) to part shade|
|Zone:||3 to 9|
General care for any tree or shrub is easy, but like any living thing will require your attention. Please educate yourself and follow these simple rules.
Caring for Iris Sibirica 'Contrast in Styles' - Siberian Iris
Siberian Irises are one of the easiest and disease resistant species of iris. They do best in full sun, but can be planted in part shade. For best results, plant in fertile, consistently moist soil that is high in organic matter. Deadheading does not improve bloom period. When thinking about propagation, it is best to only divide irises when they bloom consistency declines. Fall division is preferred, but division in spring is possible as well. Irises will take time to become established. After division it can take as much as 2 or 3 years for consistent blooming to resume.
Iris has 6 beautiful blooms today. I am very pleased with the quality and size of the iris.
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And already blooming!