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Iris sibirica 'Swans in Flight'

Swans in Flight' Siberian Iris

Swans in Flight' Siberian Iris

Exposure

  • Sun
  • Partial shade

Rusticity

3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Bloom time

  • May
  • June

  • Elegant white flowers
  • Fesh leaves after flowering
  • Longlasting flowers
  • White-tailed deer resistant
  • Cut flower

This elegant Iris is awarded for its very large ivory white flowers rising from the tops of sturdy floral stems and well-hung blue-green foliage. This perennial blooms from late spring to early summer.

Plant details

Dimensions

Spacing
46 - 61 cm
Spread
30 - 61 cm
Height
61 - 91 cm
Spacing
18 - 24 in.
Spread
12 - 24 in.
Height
24 - 36 in.

Characteristics

Habit:

  • Upright

Flowering colours:

  • Cream white

Plant needs

Watering:

  • Moderate

Maintenance:

  • Easy. Plant in spring or late summer. Spreads by division of rhizomes from mid-summer to early fall.

Soil requirement:

  • Well drained
  • fertile and humus-rich. Thrives best in slightly acidic soils.

Features

Resistance:

  • White-tailed deer

Attract:

  • Pollinators
  • Butterflies
  • Hummingbirds

Use:

  • Borders
  • Flowerbeds
  • Proximity to streams or ponds

Attribute:

  • Early flowering. Cut flowers. Toxic to cats and dogs

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