Friday, June 12, 2009
Butter and Sugar Siberian Iris
Iris sibirica 'Butter and Sugar'
Siberian Iris is one of those plants that is truly a fool proof perennial. It is so easy to grow over a large range of conditions. This Iris prefers wet to even boggy soils but can grow in dry lean soils too. The patch of ‘Butter and Sugar’ had some nice color variations. I am not sure if this comes with the flowers aging or they come out that way. Either way it looked very nice. It was introduced in 1976 as the first yellow and white Siberian Iris hybrid.
Here is a second Siberian. This one is called ‘Caesar’, I think. There was a huge planting of this and overall it was amazing to see. There were probably a couple of hundred flowers. This was taken a couple of weeks ago as Siberian Iris blooms here in Connecticut in late May. The light wasn’t great that day and before I even made it back to the truck a big thundershower started. Even though it was about 4 o’clock in the afternoon it was almost dark. The yellow in the background of the second picture is Spirea ‘Goldmound’.