Monday, October 29, 2018

Photo Essay: The Beauty of Siberian Irises

By Mike Unser

A small sampling of Siberian iris photos I've taken in years past showcasing the beauty they bring to the garden.  Siberian irises make exceptional garden plants and are easy to grow and care for. They are especially beautiful when grown in large masses. For many decades the color range was limited, but recent advances have opened up entirely new color classes for them and amazing new varieties appear every year in reds, golds, pinks, oranges, browns, and blends. New forms and patterns are being explored by hybridizers as well, including multiple falls, heavy ruffling, and edge bands that give a plicata effect. Exciting times for fans of this iris species.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, Summer Sky is absolutely stunning. It is one of the varieties of Siberian irises recommended by Kevin Vaughn in his book Beardless Irises: A Plant for Every Garden Situation. I've never seen it in person. Catalog photos online fail to do this flower justice, if it looks anything like the pictures!


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