Siberian Iris — Summer’s Most Beloved Plant of Old Southern Plantation Style Homes
There’s just something about iris that not only employs sophistication and charm but also elegance and beauty. They are highly favored over roses by many homeowners and gardeners. The reasons being are because they are much less maintenance and care than roses and they also stay bloomed longer and rebloom in spring and summer often when planted in the proper soil conditions.
Tammy Sons, of Tn Nursery, states “not only are the Siberian Iris’ easier to take care of but they also reproduce and that is the main element for homeowners wanting something elegant yet easy to take care of a have more plants each season”.
The Siberian Iris, also known as the Siberian Flag, is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial native to Central Asia and Europe. The classification rhizomatous means the plant has a mass of roots commonly referred to as rootstocks which are the modified subterranean stem of a plant that retains the ability to produce new shoots. Herbaceous perennial is a plant classification that returns the next year and has no persistent wood stem above ground. Meaning at the end of the season, it will die and spring up from the root in the next season.
The Siberian Iris is branch stemmed with green grass-like leaves that are ribbed and occasionally have a pink tinge at the base of some leaves. They usually are shorter than the flowering stems, which at maturity measure between 50–100cm (20–47in) high. Each flowering stem is about 1–3 per plant bears between 2–5 flowers during late spring and early summer. The flowers, 6–7cm (2–3in) in diameter, are different shades of blue, including blue-violet and occasionally white. Each flower has two petals consisting of 3 large outer petals (sepals) and three smaller inner petals (tepals). The sepals, which measure 5–7cm (2–2.8in) long and have beautiful dark blue veining droop down, exposing the tepals, which have lighter veining, smoother texture, and measure 4.5–5cm (1.3–2.0in) long.
The iris can tolerate temperatures as low as -20 degrees Celsius (-4F) and is hardy to USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) zone 2–8 as well as zone H1. You should note that the plant can withstand colder temperatures if mulched. This plant thrives in fertile and slightly acidic soil with a PH level greater than 5.6. If utilizing clay or sand soil types, you should apply an organic fertilizer (manure or compost) at planting. While this plant enjoys full sunlight, it can tolerate partial shade, especially in scorching and arid climates. Watering is needed during the growing season (spring and summer) for best blooms and can tolerate occasional flooding but should not be left in standing water.
These plants can be placed waterside and are ideal big garden plants. They also make beautiful additions to naturalized gardens by planting them alongside other perennials and grasses. The Siberian Iris also makes a pretty herbaceous border, and they are an excellent addition to gardens in general.
Places to purchase flowering and perennials year-round. These companies are reputable and offer affordable plants at cost or free shipping.
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