Siberian Iris 'Sun Grooves'

Siberian Iris 'Sun Grooves'

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This groovy Iris that takes colour to a whole new level. The falls are burnt orange with touches of gold, while the standards are creamy blue with hints of honey. Each bloom is around 14cm across. This midseason Iris is sure to be a talking piece in the garden.
NB While they don’t need frost to flower well, they will perform better in areas that have cold winters. You could try the old frozen ice cream bucket of water trick on them during July if you want to try growing them where you don’t get frost.
Siberian Iris flowers open on strong, narrow stems which gives the illusion that they are almost floating over the foliage, like pretty butterflies. These hardy Iris need practically no maintenance and will prosper in any well drained soil. With up to five blooms on a stem, Siberian Iris are great garden performers.
The grass like foliage grows to form neat clumps around the blooms.
The flowers of Siberian iris are prolific in late spring just as the Bearded Iris season is coming to a close. They make great additions to floral arrangements. The seed pods that follow the flowering and can be left on for display into senescence and collected, or removed to encourage bulb growth.
The dry tolerant nature of these hardy rhizomes makes Siberian Iris an ideal choice for water wise gardeners. Plant in well drained soil in a full sun position, they need around six hours sun a day to flower at their best.
Siberian Iris will tolerate poor soils but thrive in a humus rich environment. Plant so the crown is just below the soil surface. Water in well.
Siberian Iris are best left to naturalise. They will flower more prolifically as they establish. You will need to dig and divide every four or five years so they are ideal for low maintenance gardens.


Supplied as: Pots
Size: 10 cm

Code

IRXSG

Botantical name

Iris sibirica

Height

40-80cm

Width

20-40cm

Flowers

Late spring to summer

Climate

Cool to Mediterranean

Availability

Australia wide

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Aspect

Full Sun

Supplied as

Pots

Size

10 cm

Water needs

1