Siberian irises

Siberian irises are cold-resistant plants and easiest cultivated irises. They flower  after bearded irises. Strongly stems, elegant flowers, green leaves makes this irises a very beautiful plants in perennial planting beds. Just as well they fit into the landscape along the ponds. They are not afraid of moisture. Sibirian irises are perfect for cut flowers. The height of the Siberian irises are ranges between 40 cm and 1.5 m.

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The strong leaves of the irises are charming throughout all growing season.
Siberian irises are not fastidious in requirements of soil, but they will be grateful for a soil full of humuss and advisable pH of 5.5 - 7.
This variety of irises should be planted deeper as other irises, covering the roots with not over 5 cm thick soil layer. The distance between plants should be about 50-60 cm, depending on the variety.
The best place for them to grow is in the sunny place or in the small shadow. Siberian irises likes a lot of moisture in the spring, but  they dislike stagnat water and swamps. Very important is good drainage. Should avoid from drying new plants, older plants are more resistant against short-term dryness. They are successfully cultivated with other perennials, such as daylilies.
In all the growing season they are handsome and extra care is not required, if only after flowering it would be advisable to cut off faded stems. Leaves of Siberian irises can be cutted in the late autumn, about 2-5 cm high over the level of soil, when they are already brown. Although it can be done in early spring, it’s even preferably.
While replanting Siberian irises, roots must be wet, should avoid from they drying up and withering. Older plants need to be replanted when the bushes becomes too large and reduces the size and quantity of flowers, in the middle of bush is emptiness. The best time to replant is early spring or August. Replanted plants should be watered regularly, avoiding from their drying up. Siberian irises show their real beauty 2-3 years after planting.
They will enjoy mulch that retains moisture, prevents from soil heating in summer, as well as helps to prevent the impact of frost on new plants. Mulch also reduces the growing of weed, in such a way giving more time you to enjoy the Siberian irises growing and charming flowering.