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Iris sibirica ‘Caesar’s Brother’

 

Blue Siberian Iris

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassLiliopsidaMonocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family
SubclassLiliidaeIncludes lilies, orchids, and many others
OrderAsparagalesA diverse group that includes asparagus
FamilyIridaceaeIris family—perennial plants that grow from bulbs—also includes crocuses, gladiolas, and the genus Moraea
GenusIrisLatin for “iris”
SpeciessibiricaOf or from Siberia
Cultivar‘Caesar’s Brother’

About plant names...

Siberian iris is native to central and eastern Europe and central Asia. This cultivar is popular among gardeners.

Identification: Plants are 2-3½" (5-8.9 cm) high, with narrow, straplike leaves 12-24" (30-60 cm) long and 1-2" (2.5-5 cm) wide. Striking deep violet-blue flowers are 3-4" (7.6-10 cm) across. It prefers wet soils.

Online References:

Iris sibirica ‘Caesar’s Brother’ at White Flower Farm

Iris sibirica ‘Caesar’s Brother’ at Monrovia

Iris sibirica ‘Caesar’s Brother’ at Weston Nurseries

Iris sibirica ‘Caesar’s Brother’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Aug 2013.

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Iris sibirica (Blue Siberian Iris)

6/11/2008 · Tom and Susan’s, Pepperell, MA
≈ 35 × 24" (90 × 60 cm)

Iris sibirica (Blue Siberian Iris)

6/11/2008 · Tom and Susan’s, Pepperell, MA
≈ 4½ × 4" (11 × 10 cm)

Iris sibirica (Blue Siberian Iris)

5/27/2010 · Tom and Susan’s, Pepperell, MA
≈ 8 × 5" (19 × 13 cm)

Iris sibirica (Blue Siberian Iris)

6/4/2013 · Tom and Susan’s, Pepperell, MA
≈ 5 × 6" (13 × 14 cm)

Range: Zones 3=9:

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