Siberian Iris
Iris sibirica 'Mister Peacock'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Species: sibirica (sy-BEER-ah-kuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Mister Peacock
Hybridized by Schafer/Sacks
Registered or introduced: 2003
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Class:

Siberian (SIB)

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Light Blue

Medium Blue

Bloom Time:

Late Midseason (MLa)

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Veined

This plant is resistant to deer

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:

Non-patented

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:

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Carlisle, Massachusetts

Sandwich, Massachusetts

Vancouver, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jan 28, 2015, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

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

"Vibrant blue with a veined white signal and a darker rim. It has pearly pale blue styles with an aqua wash and darker tips and edges.

"Tall upright stalks with 2 branches, 5 flowers, and a long period of bloom."

Height 43".

In 2006, this won an Honorable Mention from the American Iris Society.

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

Neutral

On Jul 21, 2006, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

American Iris Society Awards: Honorable Mention 2006