If you’re looking for some elegant, graceful plants that don’t need a lot of fussing, you’ll love Siberian irises. When they bloom in late spring, the effect is enough to knock your socks off with flowers ranging from the deep blue-purple ‘Caesar’s Brother’ at left to lighter blues and purples, pink, maroon, yellow or white. Turn the page to meet some of the cultivars available.
Iris sibirica and hybrids
Blooms Shades of blue, purple, white, maroon, yellow and pink in late spring to early summer
Light Full sun to part shade
Soil Moist to wet, well-drained, acid
Size 24 to 48 in. tall, 18 to 36 in. wide
Cold-hardy USDA zones 3 to 9
Heat-tolerant AHS zones 9 to 1