Iris Dear Delight

Siberian Iris

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An Excellent Choice for Cut Flowers
Powder-blue to soft periwinkle-hued flowers are blazed with a white halo infused with a yellow glow. Flaring falls are held outward like a ballet dancerís graceful arms. Iris, from the Greek word meaning rainbow, are available in all the beautiful colors of the rainbow. Iris sibirica Dear Delight forms large clumps of slender blade-like leaves with the intricate flowers held above the foliage on strong stems. Plant around water features for stunning early summer color. Siberian Iris are more delicately flowered than Bearded Iris. Medium-sized flowers bloom on many stalks. Equally at home in the border or a moist (even boggy) garden.

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Plant Type Perennials

Species sibirica

Height Medium 24-28"

Spacing Plant 20" apart

Bloom Time Late Spring to Early Summer

Sun / Shade Full Sun to Half Sun / Half Shade

Zones 3-9

Soil Type Normal, Clay, Acidic

Water Needs High

Sold In Plantable Pots (3.5x3.5x4")

Special Features

  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Winter Interest

Planting Sites

  • For a Slope or Bank
  • Humidity Tolerant
  • Wet Site Tolerant

Iris General Information

Iris Sibirica are dazzling flowers that provide a bold splash of color atop narrow stems and sword-like foliage. Prized for their strong upright presentation. Sturdy flower stalks are adorned with intricately patterned flowers in rich colors. Dense root systems prevent weeds as plants grow together in large clumps. Great on banks. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Iris Plant Care

Low care plant - best to leave undisturbed. If transplanted or divided, they may take a couple of seasons to bloom again. Leave a few seed pods on for late season interest. Some self seeding may occur. Foliage develops a golden autumn color which holds into early winter. Cut down old foliage in spring.

Plantable Pots

Our plants are grown in 3.5x3.5x4” plantable pots. Made from 100% biodegradable coconut husk fibers (coir), these pots have tremendous advantages over plastic pots. With better air exchange, this "breathable" pot fosters robust root growth and reduces transplant shock since you can plant the pots directly in the ground. The pot naturally becomes part of the soil on its own over time—no composting required—and since they're made from a renewable resource that requires very little energy, they're earth-friendly too!

100% Guarantee

We offer a 100% unconditional guarantee for all our perennials to reach you in good condition and to grow. If you're not satisfied, we'll reship or refund immediately. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions or concerns—we share your passion for gardening and want your new plants to thrive in your border!

Shipping Details

We use custom, earth-friendly packaging to make sure your order arrives in great condition, and we ship based on the best planting time for your growing zone (see the approximate dates below), unless otherwise indicated at checkout. If you wish, you can indicate a specific ship date during checkout.

Spring

  • Zone 3, 4: Early to Mid May
  • Zone 5: Late April to Early May
  • Zone 6: Mid to Late April
  • Zone 7: Early to Mid April
  • Zone 8: Late March to Early April
  • Zone 9, 10: Late March

Fall

  • Zone 2, 3, 4: Early September
  • Zone 5: Early to Mid September
  • Zone 6: Mid September
  • Zone 7: Mid to Late September
  • Zone 8, 9, 10: Late September to Early October