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Caesar’s Brother Siberian Iris

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Caesar’s Brother Siberian Iris has masses of beautiful royal blue flag-like flowers with white throats and a gold beard at the ends of the stems in late spring, which emerge from distinctive purple flower buds, and which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its sword-like leaves remain green in color throughout the season.

Characteristics

Species:
sibirica
Average Landscape Height:
28 inches (4 feet with the flowers)
Average Landscape Width:
24 inches
Genus:
Iris
Cultivar:
Caesar's Brother
Branching:
herbaceous
Plant Form:
over mound
Canopy:
low
Growth Rate:
medium
Pruning:
cut back in fall
Spacing:
18 inches
Flower Color:
royal blue
Flower Bud Color:
purple
Flower Eye Color:
white
Flower Form:
flag
Flower Period:
in late spring
Summer Foliage Color:
green
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Light:
partial shade
Maximum Moisture:
wet
Minimum Moisture:
average
Pollution Tolerance:
medium

Ornamental Features

Caesar's Brother Siberian Iris has masses of beautiful royal blue flag-like flowers with white throats and a gold beard at the ends of the stems in late spring, which emerge from distinctive purple flower buds, and which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its sword-like leaves remain green in color throughout the season.

Landscape Attributes

Caesar's Brother 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.

Planting & Growing

Caesar's Brother Siberian Iris will grow to be about 28 inches tall at maturity extending to 4 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. The flower stalks can be weak and so it may require staking in exposed sites or excessively rich soils. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

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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