Iris Sibirica  (Siberian Iris)

Iris Sibirica Hybrids Mix Seeds (Siberian Iris Seeds)

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As long as their moisture requirements are met, they will bloom in a wide range of conditions. They are tough, reliable plants and generally free of pests and diseases.

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Iris sibirica hybrids, commonly named, Siberian Iris are species from central Europe and Russia. They grow up to 4 feet tall but most are around 2 feet tall. Iris sibirica multiplies rapidly and is one of the easiest of all perennials to grow. The flowers are consisting of 3 sepals and 3 petals. There are dozens of cultivars, in a varied range of splendid blue-purple, lavender, or white flowers, including some of the most striking and elegant of all iris. As long as their moisture requirements are met, they will bloom in a wide range of conditions. They are tough, reliable plants and generally free of pests and diseases. They bloom profusely for two or three weeks in May. A single clump of Siberian Iris will produce 12-20 flowers once established. Foliage is narrow and sword-like with a slightly arching habit of growth. It stays bright green and remains attractive all Summer. They are deciduous in Winter and need to be cut back once a year in Winter after the foliage has turned brown. The plant spreads by means of its modified stems, rhizomes, which are located below the soil surface. Hardiness zones 3-9, (-37°C/-35°F, -5°C/25°F) in Winter. Siberian Iris likes full sun or very light shade, especially in hot areas. It likes rich, acid soil with regular watering. Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings. It will tolerate less than ideal conditions, and is surprisingly drought tolerant.
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Common name Siberian Iris
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Species Iris sibirica
Cultivar Hybrids Mix
Therapeutic uses No
Germination First, you can scarify the seeds to try to speed up germination. For faster germination, soak the seeds in slightly hot water for 24-48 hours, followed by 3 months cold stratification before sowing, 1/4 inch deep, in your soil. Keep damp soil, not soaking wet. Keep pot in warm situation 20°C/68°F. Germination usually takes several months. It can be more, depending on their degree of unbroken dormancy, don't give up.
Scarification / Stratification Seed coats may be so hard that they are impermeable to water. They need to be scratched or broken using a knife or sandpaper, in order to germinate. Chip the seeds with a sharp knife or make a few swipes with a sharp edged file or use sandpaper to allow moisture being more readily absorbed.

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