Iris sibiricaSiberian Iris
- Class and Order
- Triandria Monogynia
- Specific Character and Synonyms
- Cor. 6-petala, inæqualis, petalis alternis geniculato-patentibus. Stigmata petaliformia, cucullato-bilabiata. Thunb. Diss. de Iride.
- IRIS sibirica imberbis foliis linearibus, scapo subtrifloro tereti, germinibus trigonis. Lin. Syst. Vegetab. p. 91
- IRIS pratensis angustifolia, non fœtida altior. Bauh. Pin. 32
- IRIS bicolor. Miller's Dict. ed. 6, 4to
- The greater blue Flower-de-luce with narrow leaves. Parkins. Parad. p. 185. fig. 2.
This species of Iris is a native of Germany and Siberia, and is distinguished from those usually cultivated in our gardens by the superior height of its stems, and the narrowness of its leaves; from which last character it is often, by mistake, called graminea; but the true graminea is a very different plant.
The Iris sibirica is a hardy perennial, and will thrive in almost any soil or situation; but grows most luxuriantly in a moist one, and flowers in June.
Is propagated most readily, by parting its roots in autumn.