Iris sibirica 'Caesar's Brother' (Siberian Iris) is a clump-forming perennial with stunning, deep, velvety violet flowers from late spring to early summer. Introducing drama in the garden, each sturdy flower stalk produces many dainty blossoms, well above the foliage of upright, grassy, swordlike leaves. After blooming, the grass-like foliage remains fresh-looking and attractive all season. Spectacular when planted in groups, this lovely Siberian Iris adds drama and vertical interest to the landscape.
- Recipient of many prestigious awards, including Morgan Award (1953), which is the highest award reserved exclusively for Siberian Irises within the American Iris Society.
- Grows up to 36-42 in. tall (90-105 cm) and 18-24 in. wide (45-60 cm).
- Performs best in full sun or part shade, in average, medium to wet soils. Shade is tolerated, but the flowering performance may be altered. While this lovely iris enjoys a wide range of soils, slightly acidic soil is where this plant will thrive. Drought tolerant, even though this iris prefers adequate moisture.
- Among the most trouble-free and low maintenance plants in the garden, Siberian Irises are deer resistant.
- A welcomed addition to beds and borders or near streams or ponds, where it provides excellent color contrast.
- The best time to plant Siberian Irises is spring or late summer.
- Propagate by division of rhizomes from midsummer to early fall
- Ingestion may cause severe discomfort.