Siberian Iris 'Shaker's Prayer'

Iris sibirica

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Species: sibirica (sy-BEER-ah-kuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Shaker's Prayer
Hybridized by Warner
Registered or introduced: 1989
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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)

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

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

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun


Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Fuchsia (Red-Purple)


White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Extra early (EE)

Midseason (M)

Late Midseason (MLa)



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

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):

Award of Merit

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:

Smiths Grove, Kentucky

Durham, Maine

Hagerstown, Maryland

Attleboro, Massachusetts

Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts

Fenton, Michigan

West Bloomfield, Michigan

Deer River, Minnesota

Auburn, New Hampshire

Southold, New York

Warwick, New York

Butler, Pennsylvania

Wakefield, Rhode Island

Kingston, Washington

Vancouver, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Apr 2, 2017, PixilationZone from West Grove, PA wrote:

I saw this iris online and thought it was gorgeous. Unfortunately, the only places I could find it were from the Gardens Alive affiliated sites. So, I decided I'd have to live without it.

I generally make the great majority of my plant purchases at local garden centers. I prefer to support places that make horticulture a specialty and seem to take better care of their plants. Usually they're more expensive, but they also hire trained professionals, and I believe that's worth paying for.

But, every now and then, I'll see a " bargain" at one of the garden sections of one of the chain stores that I just can't pass up.

Well, wouldn't you know it, I found some Shaker's Prayer irises at Walmart. I couldn't say no. I bought three packs of three rhizo... read more


On Feb 1, 2009, saya from Heerlen,
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

AGM 2005. According RHS Trial: "... Flowering 23 May to 4 July 2005. Falls delicately veined violet on white, beautiful markings, many tall spikes with 5 flowerson each..."