Siberian Iris 'Summer Revels'

Iris sibirica

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Species: sibirica (sy-BEER-ah-kuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Summer Revels
Hybridized by Schafer-Sacks
Registered or introduced: 1999
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Siberian (SIB)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun


Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Midseason (M)

Reblooming (Re)



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Awards (if applicable):

Honorable Mention

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Carlisle, Massachusetts

Deer River, Minnesota

Coshocton, Ohio

Gardeners' Notes:


On Jan 22, 2015, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

The breeders, Marty Schafer and Jan Sacks, have written:

"Striking yellow bitone with good form.

"Blooms for a very long time either by extended bloom period or pause and repeat. Beautiful clump presentation."

28" tall.

Note that with Siberian irises, rebloom means additional flower scapes rise in early summer shortly after the first flush of blooms. Unlike tall bearded irises, there is no fall rebloom.

Schafer-Sacks irises have been awarded 7 of the last 9 Morgan-Woods Medals, the highest award given to a Siberian iris by the American Iris Society.


On Aug 13, 2007, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Awards: Honorable Mention 2003