|Siberian Iris 'So Van Gogh'|
|Peony 'Yellow Doodle Dandy'|
When those current closet denizens are classics—the little black dress or grey pinstripe, for instance—their quality must remain in evidence, while accessories should not overstep their accentual bounds.
Siberian iris can cross over from accent to classic and back again if it’s made up of one dominant color. But once it enters the bi-color arena, it becomes boisterous bling.I fell in love with a Siberian called 'So Van Gogh', which I saw in full, beautiful bloom at Sebright Gardens in Oregon.
|Baptisia 'Purple Smoke'|
The Siberian iris can go longer than the bearded types, which cover the ground with chubby rhizomes. Siberians have fibrous roots that grow out from the center, forming new plants from the newest roots, leaving the center starved for moisture, light and nutrients. Siberians can go four years or more before they clamor for division, depending on how large the plant is originally.
|Siberian iris 'Silver Edge' in its fourth year.|
|Siberian iris 'Sky Wings'|
|Siberian iris 'Roaring Jelly' in its fourth year.|