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    Sky Wings Siberian Iris

    Iris sibirica 'Sky Wings'

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    Sky Wings Siberian Iris (Iris sibirica 'Sky Wings') at Dutch Growers Garden Centre

    Sky Wings Siberian Iris flowers

    Sky Wings Siberian Iris flowers

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    Plant Height:  24 inches

    Flower Height:  3 feet

    Spacing:  18 inches

    Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

    Hardiness Zone:  2a

    Description:

    Pretty light-blue flowers marked with yellow centers; blooms emerge from lush, sword-like foliage; hardy and easy to grow; cut back in the fall to reduce pests

    Ornamental Features

    Sky Wings Siberian Iris features dainty sky blue flag-like flowers with yellow throats and powder blue falls at the ends of the stems in late spring. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its sword-like leaves remain green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

    Landscape Attributes

    Sky Wings Siberian Iris is an herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

    This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

    Sky Wings Siberian Iris is recommended for the following landscape applications;

    • Mass Planting
    • General Garden Use

    Planting & Growing

    Sky Wings Siberian Iris will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity extending to 3 feet tall with the flowers, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 18 inches apart. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

    This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It is quite adaptable, prefering to grow in average to wet conditions, and will even tolerate some standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

     
     
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