Iris 'Cape Cod Boys'
Common Name: Siberian Iris
Just like the famous shore community of Cape Cod, this Siberian Iris will make you think of beaches and the ocean. Periwinkle blue flowers have darker blue veining that intensifies into a defined pattern at the end of the petals. Prominent clear lemon yellow signals complete the look. This variety blooms for a long time. When it is not flowering, the attractive, wide blue-green leaf blades will catch your eye.
Siberian irises are haled for their elegant, delicate flowers and disease resistance. They perform admirably in the sunny to partially shady garden, but need plenty of water throughout the season to continue looking their best. In naturalized settings, they are particularly effective around water features. Siberian Irises bloom before Japanese Irises but after Tall Bearded Irises.
Siberian Irises are among the easiest and most trouble-free species to grow in their genus. They prefer full sun, though they will tolerate part shade especially in warmer zones. Plant in rich, moist soil that is moderately acidic (5.2-6.4). Deadheading this variety will not prolong its bloom.
It is best to leave these irises untouched until there is a noteable lessening of blooms. At that time, they may be divided, preferably in the fall but also in the spring. New clumps may take two or three years to become firmly established, at which time they will begin to bloom profusely. Height: 27.0-32.0 Inches
Spread: 18.0-24.0 Inches