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Iris sibirica 'Oban' (Siberian iris 'Oban')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Iris sibirica 'Oban'

Other names

Siberian iris 'Oban'

Genus

Iris Iris

Variety or Cultivar

'Oban' _ 'Oban' is an iris with narrow blue-green leaves and stems bearing up to 3 flowers each. The flowers are violet, with 'falls' a deeper violet, marked white in the lower half.


Iris sibirica 'Oban' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect

Toxicity

Ingestion may cause severe discomfort.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

White, Dark-purple, Purple in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails , Thrips Slugs , Snails , Thrips

Grey mould , Iris rhizome rot Grey mould , Iris rhizome rot

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering to keep tidy.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Iris sibirica 'Oban' (Siberian iris 'Oban') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Roof terrace, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Plant in any soil that is moist but not waterlogged.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Iris sibirica 'Oban'

Other names

Siberian iris 'Oban'

Genus

Iris Iris

Variety or Cultivar

'Oban' _ 'Oban' is an iris with narrow blue-green leaves and stems bearing up to 3 flowers each. The flowers are violet, with 'falls' a deeper violet, marked white in the lower half.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect

Toxicity

Ingestion may cause severe discomfort.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

White, Dark-purple, Purple in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails , Thrips

Specific diseases

Grey mould , Iris rhizome rot

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering to keep tidy.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Iris sibirica 'Oban' (Siberian iris 'Oban') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Roof terrace, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Plant in any soil that is moist but not waterlogged.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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