A good year for Siberian Iris?
I don't remember a year when this Siberian Iris bloomed so nicely. Maybe our nice, cool, wet spring or the dash of 10 10 10 fertilizer I gave it this year? I don't normally fertilize, but I found a partial bag of the stuff in the basement and decided to use it up.
This clump isn't very large - maybe 2 feet across. I tend to divide these often because I don't have the room for massive things. Luckily the foliage on this one stays decent even in midsummer.
'Sparkling Rose' is an older variety registered in 1967. To be honest, I really haven't followed the newer hybrids. I have four clumps of Siberians and all of them are pretty ancient. Kind of like peonies, when they bloom I can't imagine a prettier flower, but once done I forget about them the rest of the year. Are the newer ones better?