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Iris sibirica ‘Ruffled Velvet’ (Siberian Iris)

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A jewel in the garden, Iris sibirica ‘Ruffled Velvet’ (Siberian Iris) is a clump-forming perennial with incredibly beautiful flowers in late spring to early summer. Each blossom features broad amethyst standards and ruffled, deeper purple falls delicately yellow-veined at their base. After blooming, the grass-like foliage, consisting of sturdy clumps of upright gray-green, narrow and fairly rigid, blade-shaped leaves, is also one of its most attractive garden features. Spectacular when planted in groups.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit (RHS) and Morgan Award, the highest award reserved exclusively for Siberian Irises within the American Iris Society.
  • Grows up to 24-30 in. tall and wide (60-75 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun or part shade, in moist, fertile, humusy, organically rich, neutral to slightly acidic, well-drained 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, city gardens, coastal gardens, cottage gardens, rain gardens, 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
  • All parts may cause discomfort if ingested. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling.
  • Toxic to dogs, toxic to cats, toxic to horses.
  • Iris sibirica is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial from Europe (including France, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Former Yugoslavia, Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Ukraine and northern Turkey) and Central Asia (including Armenia, Azerbaijan and Siberia).

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 8
Heat Zones 1 - 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Iridaceae
Genus Iris siberica
Common names Iris, Siberian Iris
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spread 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spacing 24" - 30"
(60cm - 80cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Rabbit, Clay Soil, Wet Soil
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Bog Gardens, Ponds And Streams, Rain Gardens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Iris sibirica ‘Snow Queen’ (Siberian Iris)
Iris sibirica ‘Cape Cod Boys’ (Siberian Iris)
Iris sibirica ‘Jewelled Crown’ (Siberian Iris)
Iris sibirica ‘Sunfisher’ (Siberian Iris)
Iris sibirica ‘Swans in Flight’ (Siberian Iris)
Iris sibirica ‘Charming Billy’ (Siberian Iris)

Recommended Companion Plants

Astrantia major ‘Roma’ (Great Masterwort)
Alchemilla mollis (Lady’s Mantle)
Allium nigrum (Ornamental Onion)
Aquilegia (Columbine)
Hemerocallis (Daylilies)
Papaver orientale (Oriental Poppy)

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 8
Heat Zones 1 - 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Iridaceae
Genus Iris siberica
Common names Iris, Siberian Iris
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spread 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spacing 24" - 30"
(60cm - 80cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Rabbit, Clay Soil, Wet Soil
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Bog Gardens, Ponds And Streams, Rain Gardens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden
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