Native Region: Central and Eastern Europe, Russia
Iris sibirica 'blue selection'
Zone Range: 04-09
Preferred Climate: Temperate
Harvest Date: Sunday 23 August, 2009
Seed count: 15-20
Rhizomatous perennial with narrow, grass-like leaves that produces blue flowers about 3 inches across from mid-spring to early summer. Height 20-48 inches. Suitable for an open herbaceous or mixed border.
For maximum freshness, please keep seed refrigerated in its original packaging until it is time to plant. Best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse or cold frame for their first year. Plant out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer.Grow in well-drained, moderately fertile soil in full sun to light, dappled shade. Soil should remain consistently moist. The plant benefits from shallow mulching in spring. Division is best done in August/September after flowering but can also be done in April.