Practical Tips for Growing IrisDuration of flowering depends on the variety, it can take from 2 weeks to a month. Moderate humidity is a prerequisite for rapid spread and lush bushiness. For culture preferred neutral soil environment.
Siberian Iris planting:
- Spring - March and May;
- autumn - August and September.
The rules for autumn planting of irises - a month before the onset of stable cold weather, so that plants can root rooted in open ground. Transplanting and planting Siberian irises in the spring should be carried out after frosts and in well-warmed soil.
Irises love nutritious and loose soil, they require systematic fertilizing - after transplantation, at the time of budding and after flowering.
Rhizomes and bulbs usually do not deepen, the central bud always remains on the surface. Plants require careful loosening in order not to touch the tender roots, watering when the soil dries out, removing dead parts and weeds. With age, flowering bush weakens, so you need to plant culture on new places.
Siberian Iris in landscape design
A variety of varieties of Siberian Iris, with a variety of flower shades, tall stems and vastness of the bush, allows you to use it widely to decorate any landscape:
- Foreground. In the first tier, it is better to plant iris varieties with an open flower with cupped petals of the brightest and most juicy shades - red, blue, yellow, orange, white.
- Behind. Tall and powerful irises serve as a wonderful background for other plants and flowers.
- In the center of the flower bed. Effectively and brightly tall irises look in the middle of an island flower bed or a round flower bed.
- At the reservoir. Harmoniously looks iris, planted along the shore of a pond or lake.
- On the lawn. Group flowers look appropriately among the green lawn, their decorativeness does not decrease at all before and after flowering.
- For Rockaria. Low varieties are in demand for the decoration of rockeries and alpine slides. They are planted in individual specimens and small groups.
- Difficult landscape. Rhizome irises are planted on the slopes for beauty and prevent them from sprinkling.
- Along the tracks. Thick green irises are ideal for decoration of garden paths, along fences and along the hedge.
Read also: The best varieties of irises for landscape design
Experienced growers recommend dividing and replanting irises often. These activities do not allow old plants to grow up; they help to increase their decorative qualities and prolong the flowering period. Without a transplant, bushes can grow in one place for 5 and 10 years in a row.
Siberian Irises are popular and multifunctional flowers. They are beautiful, unpretentious and fragrant. These plants are praised by poets, depicted by artists and adored by gardeners. For each garden there is a suitable variety. Living beauty can be brought into the house - the irises are long in cut.
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