This eye-catching perennial forms a clump of grass-like foliage; in early summer, slightly ruffled, creamy white and yellow flowers perch on slender stems like fluttering origami butterflies; excellent cut flower; attracts butterflies and hummingbirds; deer resistant; drought tolerant once established; easy to grow, durable and hardy.
Slightly ruffled, creamy white and yellow flowers perch on stems like fluttering origami butterflies
Effective planted on slopes, hillsides, along streams or ponds, in mass plantings or as specimen; excellent addition to water-wise gardens
Iris sibirica 'Dreaming Yellow'
(Dreaming Yellow Iris)
Full sun to part shade
36" (91 cm)
36" (91 cm)
23" (58 cm)
Slightly ruffled creamy-white petals with yellow veins
May - June
Moderate-Low. Drought tolerant once established
Tolerates a wide range of soil types
Caring for Siberian Irises is easy! They are very disease resistant and need very little attention. While they tolerates a wide range of soil, these irises do best in a rich soil containing organic material. Mulching will help conserve soil moisture in summer and will help keep down weeds. Fertilize the plants in early spring and after the bloom season. While Siberian Irises are surprisingly drought tolerant, they do best with regular watering, particularly during the spring. Removing the bloom stalks at the end of the season keeps the plants tidies up the plants nicely and keeps them from reseeding. Cut back the foliage to 1-2 inches above the ground only when it has gone dormant. Siberian Irises are long-lived (about 10 years). When the clumps produce fewers flowers, divide them (preferably in spring or, if necessary, late summer). New clumps will take about 3 years to establish and begin blooming profusely.