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Iris sibirica ‘Swans in Flight’ (Siberian Iris)

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Very elegant, award-winning Iris sibirica ‘Swans in Flight’ (Siberian Iris) is a clump-forming perennial with incredibly large ivory white flowers, 5 in. across (12 cm) adorned with lemon yellow signals. Blooming in late spring to early summer, the blossoms rise atop sturdy flower stalks, well above the foliage. After blooming, the upright, narrow, blue-green leaves remain fresh-looking all season.

  • Recipient of multiple awards, including the prestigious Morgan-Wood Medal (2013), the highest award reserved exclusively for Siberian Irises within the American Iris Society, and the Dykes Medal (2016), the highest American award for irises of any type.
  • Grows up to 33 in. tall (82 cm) and 18-24 in. wide (45-60 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.
  • 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 - 9
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 Siberian Iris, Iris
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 18" - 24"
(50cm - 60cm)
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 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)
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Iris sibirica ‘Sunfisher’ (Siberian Iris)
Iris sibirica ‘Charming Billy’ (Siberian Iris)
Iris sibirica ‘Concord Crush’ (Siberian Iris)

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Geranium ‘Brookside’ (Cranesbill)
Astrantia major ‘Roma’ (Great Masterwort)
Alchemilla mollis (Lady’s Mantle)
Allium hollandicum ‘Purple Sensation’ (Ornamental Onion)

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
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Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 9
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 Siberian Iris, Iris
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 18" - 24"
(50cm - 60cm)
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 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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