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Iris sibirica 'Eric the Red'
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Plant Type: Perennials

This tall Siberian iris produces dark red flowers in late spring on rigid stems which rise to 40" high above a clump of arching, narrow, grass-like, linear leaves. Clumps will grow together and snuff out weeds. After bloom, the vase-shaped foliage will retain its green color into the fall. Excellent cut flower, but lasts only 1-2 days.

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Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Easily grown in average, medium to wet soil in full sun to part shade. An adaptable plant which tolerates a wide range of soils. It is best grown in very moist, fertile, slightly acid soil, including boggy conditions, but will also tolerate a poor, dry soil because its thick roots penetrate the soil deeply.

Flower Color

Dark red

Foliage Color

Plant Spread

2-3 ft.

Good Companions

Plant Height

3-4 ft.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone


Soil Moisture

Medium water needs

Characteristics & Attributes


Has showy flowers, Good cut flower, Mass Plant, Specimen

Bloom Time

Late spring

Critter Resistance


Full sun to part shade

Growth Rate

Seasonal Interests