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Iris siberica produces narrow, grass-like leaves on strong stems. They are a very good naturalizers. Siberian Iris are suitable for borders, garden beds, wild gardens, along the edges of ponds, but not for growing in water. They do, however, combine easy care with grace and beauty. They make stunning cut flowers! This clump growing variety, has sword-like foliage and adds color and texture to your garden even after the flowers are gone.
About this Variety
Iris Claret Cup produces violet-blue blooms atop grassy green foliage.
- Beautiful, showy blooms
- Long-lasting cut flowers for bouquets & arrangements
- Drought, deer & critter resistant
- Naturalize well
- Low maintenance
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Grows 24-36" tall
Plant 12-24" apart, 0.5-1" deep
Grow as Perennial in zones 4-10. Grow as Annual elsewhere.
Plant Iris siberica in full sun to partially shaded locations. Plant in the spring after all danger of frost has passed. Soil preparation: The ideal soil is porous and drains well and yet still holds enough water for the roots. If your soil is heavy clay and drains slowly, or very sandy and does not hold water, add organic soil amendments (peat moss or ground bark). Spread a 3-4" layer of soil amendment, add fertilizer and incorporate together into the soil to a depth of 10". To plant: Dig a hole 4-6" deep in a well drained location. Place the roots 12-24" apart. Cover with soil and water. Mulch in extreme climates.
After flowering, cut out the flower stalk, leaving the foliage.