Iris sibirica Peacock Butterfly™ 'Miss Apple'
- Multi-color flowers make a striking focal point
- Heavy bloomer
- No staking required
If you have only grown bearded Irises, why not try a Siberian Iris? They are just as easy to grow in home gardens, often bloom when bearded Irises are finished, and come in some very interesting flower forms and color patterns. Iris sibirica Peacock Butterfly™ 'Miss Apple' has exquisite flowers that bloom in early summer. The multi-colored flowers are in shades of violet, burgundy, lavender, gold and yellow. They have a sweet fragrance and will make a great cut flower. If you have a pond or stream, these are an enchanting addition near the water's edge.
Uses: Bogs, Borders, Cottage Gardens, Landscapes, Mass Planting, Naturalizing, Pond Edges, Specimen, Stream Banks, Woodland Gardens
Nature Attraction: Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Critter Resistance: Deer, Rabbit
Notable Features: Cut Flower, Fragrant, Black Walnut Tolerant, Tolerant of Damp Soils, Long-Lived
Growth Habit: Upright, Clumping
Homeowner Growing Tips: Siberian Irises are low maintenance and adaptable to most garden conditions. Grow in full sun to partial shade. They prefer moist, well-drained, neutral to slightly acidic soils. Amend with compost when planting. A light mulch may be used, if applied in a thin layer in spring. Fertilize with granular bulb food in early spring and after flowering; scratch into the top inch or two of the soil. Divide plants every three years, in early spring or late summer.