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Iris sibirica 'Maranatha'

Maranatha Siberian Iris

Iris

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A lovely variety producing warm purple-blue flowers with concealed white signals; massed plantings give the best effect in a garden, blooms from late spring into the summer, best in full sun and moist soil but very adaptable

Description

A lovely variety producing warm purple-blue flowers with concealed white signals; massed plantings give the best effect in a garden, blooms from late spring into the summer, best in full sun and moist soil but very adaptable

Landscape Attributes

Maranatha Siberian Iris is an herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Maranatha Siberian Iris is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Mass Planting;General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Maranatha Siberian Iris will grow to be about 28 inches tall at maturity extending to 4 feet tall with the flowers, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 18 inches apart. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

Light Requirement:

partial shade

full sun

Moisture:

average to wet

Cold Hardy to Zone:

3b

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

28 inches (4 feet with the flowers)

24 inches

Deer Resistant:

true

Fall Color

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