Siberian Iris 'On Mulberry Street'

Iris sibirica

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Species: sibirica (sy-BEER-ah-kuh) (Info)
Cultivar: On Mulberry Street
Hybridized by Schafer-Sacks
Registered or introduced: 2012
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Class:

Siberian (SIB)

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

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

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

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Light Blue

Blue-Violet

Violet/Lavender

Purple

Bloom Time:

Midseason (M)

Foliage:

Deciduous

Herbaceous

Smooth-Textured

Good Fall Color

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)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

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):

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round

Regional

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

Carlisle, Massachusetts

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:

"Wide, overlapping falls are wine red, blue-violet and purple in varying degrees of color and dappling. Golden yellow signals. Standards are pale blue with diffused wine-red veining. Styles vary opening with brassy curls striped with red and paling to pearly light blue. Lots to see close-up, and the clump effect is dramatic whipped cream on mulberry ice cream."

Height 31".

Schafer-Sacks irises have won many awards, including 8 of the last 10 Morgan-Wood Medals, the highest award given to a Siberian iris by the American Iris Society.

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