‘Caesar’s Brother’ Iris

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Iris siberica ‘Caesar’s Brother’
USDA Hardiness Zones: 3a to 9b
‘Caesar’s Brother’ is the classic Siberian iris with deep royal blue flowers in late spring. Taller than most Siberian iris at 3 to 3.5 feet, ‘Caesar’s Brother’ is highly adaptable to full sun wet sites such as the edge of a pond or dry sites such as hillside rock gardens. Combine it with Japanese iris for extended bloom time. ‘Caesar’s Brother’ makes an excellent vertical accent in containers.
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Perennials ... Seasonal Color
Growth Size:   Medium Plant - 36 to 42 inches tall, 18 to 24 inches wide
Growth Habit:   Upright
Features:   Easy To Grow, Naturalizes Well
Pest Resistant, Deer Resistant, Black Walnut Tolerant, Tolerates Wide Range of Growing Conditions, Adaptable to wet or dry conditions once established
Attracts:   Hummingbirds, Bees
Garden Ideas:   
Perennial, Cottage, Asian-Zen
Flower features:    Good for Cut Flowers, Showy Flowers
Dark Blue that bloom in spring
Foliage type and color:    Herbaceous, Green
Landscape Uses:    Beds, Grouping, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Pond’s edge (in wet soil)
Accent, Border, Container, Mass Planting, Ground Cover, Specimen
‘Caesar’s Brother’ Iris is a Low maintenance plant
Growth Size:   Medium Plant - 36 to 42 inches tall, 18 to 24 inches wide
Growth Rate:   Medium
Spacing:   2-3 ft apart
Exposure:   Full Sun
Watering:   Moderate
Soil Types:      Moist, well-drained   Adapted to most soil types
General Plant Care:    Care for your perennials and annuals includes monitoring for pests and diseases, periodically checking soil moisture, and providing fertilizer as needed. In general, plants that have sufficient water and the correct amount of fertilizer tend to not have as many pest and disease problems. Water new plants weekly during the growing season in the first year, and as needed after that.
General Planting Tips:    Choose a site suited to your plant's light, soil, and space needs. Dig a hole twice as wide but no deeper than the container. Perennials and annuals often look best planted in groups of five or more plants - if you are planting multiple plants, you may want to prepare the planting area and dig all your holes at one time to plan placement. Remove plant from container and loosen roots slightly. Place the plant in the hole. If using slow-release (coated) fertilizer, you may add it according to package directions at this time. Add soil back to the hole, ensuring the top of the soil from the container is even with the surrounding soil. Water well, and add more soil if needed. Add 2-3 inches of mulch around plant, taking care to keep away from stem. See our FAQ page for more details on Mulching.
General Fertilizing Tips:    Fertilize in spring when new growth appears, and once more before flowering with a general purpose or slow-release fertilizer.
General Pruning suggestions:    Not usually needed, best left unpruned
Bloom Tips:    Remove flower stalks after blooms have faded
USDA Hardiness Zones: 3a to 9b

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