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Iris sibirica 'Silver Edge' (Siberian iris 'Silver Edge')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.75m
Max height
0.6m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Iris sibirica 'Silver Edge'

Other names

Siberian iris 'Silver Edge'

Genus

Iris Iris

Variety or Cultivar

'Silver Edge' _ 'Silver Edge' is a perennial, rhizomatous Iris that features upright, strap-like, semi-evergreen, blue-green foliage. It has medium-sized, mid-blue flowers with silver, ruffled edges in early summer.


Iris sibirica 'Silver Edge' is: Semi evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect

Toxicity

Ingestion may cause severe discomfort.

Flower

Blue, Silvery-grey in Summer

Foliage

Blue-green in All seasons

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

Divide every 3-4 years for best blooms.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Iris sibirica 'Silver Edge' (Siberian iris 'Silver Edge') will reach a height of 0.75m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Aquatic, Beds and borders, Bog garden, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Wallside and trellises, Wildlife

Cultivation

Plant in moist, but well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline loam in full sun or partial shade. Mulch in spring.

Soil type

Loamy, Clay

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Boggy damp conditions, Pond/In water, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Iris sibirica 'Silver Edge'

Other names

Siberian iris 'Silver Edge'

Genus

Iris Iris

Variety or Cultivar

'Silver Edge' _ 'Silver Edge' is a perennial, rhizomatous Iris that features upright, strap-like, semi-evergreen, blue-green foliage. It has medium-sized, mid-blue flowers with silver, ruffled edges in early summer.

Foliage

Semi evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect

Toxicity

Ingestion may cause severe discomfort.


Colour

Flower

Blue, Silvery-grey in Summer

Foliage

Blue-green in All seasons


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

Divide every 3-4 years for best blooms.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Iris sibirica 'Silver Edge' (Siberian iris 'Silver Edge') will reach a height of 0.75m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Aquatic, Beds and borders, Bog garden, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Wallside and trellises, Wildlife

Cultivation

Plant in moist, but well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline loam in full sun or partial shade. Mulch in spring.

Soil type

Loamy, Clay

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Boggy damp conditions, Pond/In water, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Iris sibirica 'Silver Edge' (Siberian iris 'Silver Edge')

Common pest name

Red rice root aphid; Rice root aphid

Scientific pest name

Rhopalosiphum rufiabdominalis

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Potentially significant glasshouse pest; growers should monitor for its presence. Routine aphid control should be effective in mitigating risk.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Iris sibirica 'Silver Edge' (Siberian iris 'Silver Edge')

Common pest name

common blossom thrips; cotton bud thrips; tomato thrips

Scientific pest name

Frankliniella schultzei

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Polyphagous glasshouse pest; present in many countries; single finding in UK.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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