Iris 'Silver Edge'
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: well-drained, moderately fertile, neutral to slightly acidic soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: May to June
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Dusky, mid-blue petals, each with a distinctive silver edge form lightly ruffled flowers in May and June above slender, blue-green, strap-shaped leaves. This beautiful blue, Siberian iris provides vertical interest in a sunny garden border or waterside planting. More vigorous than other varieties it's particularly valuable for holding together deteriorating riverbanks.
- Garden care: Plant shallowly with the upper part of the rhizome sitting on the surface of the soil, incorporating a low nitrogen fertiliser in the planting hole. After planting remove the upper-most third of the leaves to minimise the incidence of wind-rock. In exposed areas stake with bamboo canes in early spring.
- Harmful if eaten