Iris sibirica Butter and Sugar
Iris sibirica Butter and Sugar

Iris sibirica Butter and Sugar

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Quick Facts
Common Name: Siberian Iris
Hardiness Zone: 3-8S/9W Exposure: Sun to Part Shade
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Blooms In: Jun
Height: 28" Spacing: 18-24"
Read our Growing Guide Ships as: BAREROOT
Deer Resistance: Yes
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Product Details

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Possibly the most important color break in Siberian Iris breeding. This Currier McEwen cross offers falls of bright butter yellow between neat white standards. The large, shapely flowers are carried on 28″ stems, and in our gardens we find that the colors blend superbly with every other Siberian Iris. 'Butter and Sugar' is an easy choice.

Siberian Irises combine easy care with grace and beauty. Group them together or scatter them throughout a perennial border or foundation planting. Their flowers rise above sturdy stems and slender leaves, and feature intricate, arching standards and ruffled falls. They make stunning cut flowers. Iris breeders are dramatically changing the range of colors, heights, and bloom times available in this group. Siberian Iris often begin to flower in late May, but the peak of bloom here is in the first half of June. Their thick roots drive down deeply, which makes them drought resistant (though they also thrive in damp soil) and great plants for holding steep banks in place. Each clump becomes huge, and when a group of them grows together, weeds can't grow in between. After bloom, the grassy leaves stand erect and green through the growing season. Siberian Iris struggle in the desert Southwest.

Irises are among the best known and best loved of garden plants. This huge genus contains upward of 200 species, which range from timid and inconspicuous wildlings to the splendid and extravagant Tall Bearded Iris. Their preferred habitats range from standing water to formal borders, and there is scarcely a shade or combination of colors that can't be found.

For more information on growing Siberian Iris, click Growing Guide.

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HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED

The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.

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We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the Shipping Details box for each item. Please refer to the Shipping Details box to determine the earliest shipping time. Unless you specify otherwise, fertilizers, tools, and other non-plant items are shipped with your plants or bulbs. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at expected time of delivery.

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We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at [email protected]. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.

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Beautiful and reliable

Best-dressed gardener from Bath, MI

This is a mainstay in my perennial garden. The color combination is fresh without being flashy. Profuse bloomer with a surprisingly long season. Love that the height is relatively uniform. The foliage is a upright, grassy, and keeps its color through the summer. Absolutely deer-proof in a garden that's had some other reputedly deer-resistant plants stripped by Bambi's buddies.

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Lovely! And a word to the wise . . .

Rock Lover from Killingworth, CT

This is stunning. I've had it for many years. It flowers while the weather is still cool, so I don't get to see it as much as I would like, because it is not near the house. Absolutely 5 stars in terms of elegant beauty.

I would add that the deer don't ALWAYS get at it before I can spray.

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They didn't come up

A viewer from Lincoln, NE

I bought them last year and they didn't come up. I also bought the Iris Discovery at the same time and these all came in beautifully.

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Growing guide

Growing guide

Choose a site in a sunny area where the soil is evenly moist. Siberian Iris will tolerate partial shade, and established plants will withstand dry spells, but full sun and moist soil yield the best results. Partial shade is required in warm inland areas of the West. Note that plants may grow so large in 4–5 years that moving or dividing them becomes difficult.

Using a trowel or shovel, dig the planting holes, spacing them according to the suggestions provided on your labels or cultural sheet. Set the roots in the holes, push soil back into the holes, covering the tops of the somewhat woody rhizomes with no more than 1″ of soil. Firm the soil by pushing down with both hands to eliminate air pockets. Finally, water thoroughly.

Please note: Bareroot plants dry out quickly once they are removed from their packaging. We strongly recommend that you keep the roots covered with packing material until you are ready to plant.

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