Siberian Iris 'Neat Trick'

Iris sibirica

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Species: sibirica (sy-BEER-ah-kuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Neat Trick
Hybridized by J. White
Registered or introduced: 1997
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Class:

Siberian (SIB)

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 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:

Dark Blue

Blue-Violet

Bloom Time:

Late Midseason (MLa)

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

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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:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Sep 15, 2006, flowerfrenzy from Vancouver, WA (Zone 7a) wrote:

Even though the flower is unique, I find this plant to be a terrible grower. I have purchased a total of 3 plants from reputable growers, and have lost them all. I do know how to grow siberian irises and grow many other cultivars very successfully. I think the fact that it's a broken colored flower has something to do with the fact that the plant itself seems weak.

I know of several other people that have had similar experiences with this one. I do know some people that grow it, but it has taken them several tries with several different plants to get one to stick. Even if they do get one to take, the plant is usually a lot smaller and slower growing than most of the other cultivars that they grow.

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