Iris Sibirica 'Caesar's Brother'
Iris Sibirica ‘Caesar’s Brother’ is one of the oldest Sibiricas but is still regarded as one of the best. It is clump forming and will look good planted in the middle or rear of your beds and borders, offering form and stature or equally stunning planted by streams and water where the gentle billowing in light breezes and the wildlife ‘Caesar’s Brother’ attracts, will provide a place of calm and beauty. It should be noted too that this is an effective perennial to plant on banks as the deep root system helps to deter erosion. Allow room to spread when planting.
The stems of Caesar’s Brother grow up to 100 cm and have erect, tall, thin, mid-green leaves. These will look attractive until the first frosts. The beautiful, bold, purple flowers will bloom from early to mid-summer. On closer inspection, one can admire the delicately speckled and striped throats of the flowers. You can expect to be rewarded with up to 5 blooms per stem. Cut back the stems after flowering, the foliage will naturally die back to ground level each year and re-emerge in spring.
- Wildlife friendly
- Deep purple flowers from early to mid-summer
- Tall, erect, strap-like, green foliage
- Moist but well drained soil
- Acid/Alkaline/ Neutral
- Sun/Partial shade
- Suitable for flower beds and borders/ planted by water/ city, coastal, courtyard and informal gardens/containers (if planted in a container be sure to divide and re-pot every couple of years in spring)
- Cut flowers
- H up to 100 cm x S 60cm
- DO NOT INGEST