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Iris ‘Charming Billy’
Iris ‘Charming Billy’
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Iris ‘Charming Billy’

Siberian Iris

USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 1.289.480

The Siberian Irises are an easy, trouble-free group, forming clumps of grassy foliage with a late spring display of butterfly-like flowers. Plants are sturdy and upright and seldom troubled by Iris borer. This selection, part of the Peacock Butterfly Collection, features deep reddish-violet falls (outer petals) shading to yellow at the base and veined in darker violet, paler standards (inner petals) which flare outwards plus pale blue, petal-like style arms that stand up in the centre. Excellent at the waterside, or in a moist border. Also suitable for using in tubs and mixed containers. Siberian Irises are tolerant of wet sites, and will even grow in the shallow water at the edge of a pond or stream. Easily divided in early fall, every 3 to 4 years. Great for cutting. CAUTION: Harmful if eaten.

Further details for
Iris ‘Charming Billy’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Light Blue
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
   30-40 cm
   12-16 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate