will siberian iris tolreate wet soils - Knowledgebase Question

Springfield, MA
Question by Robert_McMas
September 23, 2005
will siberian iris tolreate wet soils


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Answer from NGA
September 23, 2005

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It depends how wet you mean by wet. Siberian iris prefers a soil that is evenly moist but will tolerate average soil moisture in the garden, too. It is not the most water tolerant of the iris. Here is an example.

http://www.mobot.org/gardening...

If you have a wetter soil with say some spring flooding you could try Japanese iris (Iris ensata) instead as it needs a wetter spot -- although it should not be under water during the winter. It needs damper soil than an average garden situation or it will not grow well.

http://www.mobot.org/gardening...

If you have a truly boggy situation or standing water you could try the yellow water iris, Iris pseudacorus, which likes that much moisture and is often sold for water gardening.

I hope this helps.

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