Iris Sibirica Purring Tiger - Siberian Iris

Iris sibirica 'Purring Tiger'
Mature Height: 18 to 20 inches
Mature Spread: 18 to 24 inches

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Some flowers you can't help, but stare. Unlike other moments in life, it's not rude, so stare all you want at Purring Tiger. The bright yellow sepals are shot through with veins of contrasting purple that on close inspection create intricate weaves of color that fascinate the eye. Step back a few yards and the colors blend into a beautiful combination of purples and yellow with the solid purple stamens lighting up in the field of yellow and green. The foliage is shorter than most Siberian Iris, 18", ensuring that they won't overwhelm gardens that are short on space or that keep a low profile. Foliage is dense, light green and remains upright and attractive all season, making this a great choice where you are looking for a vertical accent. 

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. Siberian iris is not effected by juglone and can be used as a full display under walnut trees.

Why did we choose 'Purring Tiger'?

We always like to have a Siberian iris in stock because they add excellent vertical form and beautiful blooms to a garden. As a result, we will cycle through a few different varieties. With 'Purring Tiger' we simply could not resist the contrasting purple and yellow. The vein structure of purple in yellow pedals is so intricate and fascinating. We also wanted a shorter iris, to give those unable to home 3-4 foot varieties, a chance to use iris within their garden.

Bloom Color:Yellow sepals with purple veins; purple signals and styles
Bloom Period:Early Summer
Genus & Species:Iris sibirica 'Purring Tiger'
Mature Height:18 to 20 inches
Mature Spread:18 to 24 inches
Plant Spacing:16 to 24 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.

Iris Sibirica Purring Tiger - 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.

Customer Reviews

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Patricia Vecchio
Iris Purring Tiger

The iris arrived in good shape and currently looks very healthy and has even grown some.