Siberian Iris Iris 'Perfect Vision' (Sib)

☠ Toxic to humans
🐾 Toxic to pets
🌸 Blooming
🍪 Not edible
‍🌱 Easy-care
Siberian iris 'Perfect Vision'


Iris 'Perfect Vision' (Sib) is a strikingly beautiful plant known for its decorative flowers. The blossoms display an exquisite color palette, usually featuring shades ranging from pristine white, light blue, to violet. Each flower typically consists of three upright petals known as standards, and three downward-arching petals called falls. These falls may exhibit intricate veining or patterning, which adds depth and contrast to the flower's appearance. The foliage of this Siberian Iris adds to its elegance, with long, slender leaves that have a grass-like quality. They emerge from the base of the plant in a dense clump, creating a fountain-like effect with their arching form. The leaves tend to be a rich, vibrant green, which perfectly complements the cool tones of the blooms. Siberian Irises generally bloom in the late spring to early summer, producing exquisite blossoms that are atop strong, slender stems rising from the foliage. Each stem can carry multiple buds, ensuring a delightful display when they fully open. This perennial plant is not only attractive but also hardy and reliable, adding a touch of elegance to any garden setting where it is grown.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Siberian Iris

    • Common names

      Iris sibirica 'Perfect Vision'.

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      The Siberian iris 'Perfect Vision,' commonly referred to as Siberian iris, is not considered highly toxic to humans. However, like many members of the Iris genus, it can cause mild stomach upset if ingested. The rhizomes (underground stems) contain irritants that can cause pain in the mouth and throat, vomiting, diarrhea, and possible dermatitis on skin contact. Handling the plant, especially the rhizomes, with bare hands might lead to skin irritation for sensitive individuals due to the presence of irisin, a compound found in the plant. If any parts of the Siberian iris are ingested, it is advised to consult a medical professional.

    • To pets

      The Siberian iris 'Perfect Vision,' commonly known as Siberian iris, can be mildly toxic to pets if ingested. The rhizomes contain compounds which can cause gastrointestinal upset, including symptoms such as vomiting, drooling, or diarrhea. Additionally, there is a potential risk of dermatitis caused by skin contact with the plant. It is particularly the rhizomes that are of concern, though it's advisable to prevent pets from chewing any part of the plant. If you suspect your pet has ingested Siberian iris, contact your veterinarian.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      2-3 feet (0.6-0.9 meters)

    • Spread

      1-2 feet (0.3-0.6 meters)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Aesthetic Appeal: Iris 'Perfect Vision' adds beauty to any garden with its striking flowers and foliage, uplifts the visual appeal of landscaping.
    • Pollinator Attraction: The plant invites bees, butterflies, and other beneficial pollinators, supporting local ecosystems.
    • Low Maintenance: Once established, this Siberian Iris typically requires minimal care, making it a convenient choice for gardeners.
    • Adaptability: It can adapt to a range of soil conditions and is relatively resistant to many common pests and diseases.
    • Seasonal Interest: Provides vibrant color in late spring to early summer, offering seasonal interest in garden spaces.

  • medicalMedical Properties

    This plant is not used for medical purposes.

  • windAir-purifying Qualities

    This plant is not specifically known for air purifying qualities.

  • leavesOther Uses

    • The rhizomes of the Siberian Iris can be dried and used as a natural plant dye, offering a variety of hues ranging from yellow to brown, depending on the mordant used.
    • The fibers from the leaves of the Siberian Iris can be harvested to create a strong, natural twine or thread, suitable for garden use or in artisan crafts.
    • The sturdy stems of the Siberian Iris, when dried, can be used as plant stakes or supports for other, more delicate plants within a garden.
    • Siberian Iris flowers can be pressed and used in decorative botanical art pieces, adding color and ornamentation to handmade papers or bookmarks.
    • When cultivating the Siberian Iris, one can practice companion planting with vegetables, as it can help in deterring certain pests with its robust scent and foliage structure.
    • The seed pods of the Siberian Iris, when dried, have an architectural quality and can be used in floral arrangements or as unique additions to wreaths and dried flower displays.
    • The cut flowers of the Siberian Iris can be used in sensory garden designs, due to their vibrant colors and intriguing textures, stimulating multiple senses.
    • Siberian Iris petals can be used in nature crafts, such as making homemade soaps or candles, to add a touch of natural beauty and subtle fragrance.
    • The blooms of the Siberian Iris can serve as a natural food coloring in culinary creations, providing a blue-purple tint to pastries, desserts, or artisanal breads when used carefully.
    • With their appealing form, Siberian Iris plants can be integrated into landscaping for erosion control, as their substantial root systems help to stabilize soil on slopes and banks.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The Iris is not used in Feng Shui practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Hope: The iris often represents hope, conveying a sense of expectation and belief in positive outcomes.
    • Trust: Its sturdy stem and bold colors can symbolize trust and the reliability of a steadfast friend.
    • Wisdom: Historically associated with the Greek goddess Iris, a messenger to the gods, the flower can embody wisdom and communication.
    • Purity: In some contexts, the iris is a symbol of purity and innocence, reminiscent of its gentle, yet striking presence.
    • Courage: With its vibrant colors and patterns, the iris can also represent courage and admiration for someone's bold choices.

Every 7 to 10 days
2500 - 10000 Lux
Every 2 to 3 years
Late Summer-Early Fall
As needed
  • water dropWater

    The Siberian iris should be watered deeply to encourage root growth, roughly 1 inch per week, either by rainfall or manual watering. More frequent watering may be necessary during dry spells or hot weather, especially for newly planted irises. It is important to allow the top inch of soil to dry out between waterings to prevent overwatering and root rot. During the growing season, a total of approximately 0.5 to 1 gallon of water per plant per week is often sufficient, adjusting as necessary for climate and soil conditions.

  • sunLight

    Siberian irises prefer full sun to partial shade for optimal growth. They should be planted in a location where they will receive at least six hours of sunlight daily. While they can tolerate some light shade, too much shade can result in poor flowering and weak growth. The best spot would be a sunny garden area with some afternoon shade in the hottest regions.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Siberian irises are hardy, capable of surviving temperatures as low as -30 to -40°F for short periods. They thrive in typical temperate garden conditions where temperatures range from 68 to 75°F during the growing season but can tolerate summer highs up to the 90s. The ideal growing conditions for Siberian irises involve a period of winter chill to ensure proper dormancy and subsequent blooming.

  • scissorsPruning

    Pruning of Siberian irises involves removing dead or diseased foliage and spent flower stalks to maintain plant health and appearance. This should be done after flowering is over, typically in late summer. Clumps can be divided every 3-5 years in late summer to rejuvenate the plants and encourage more vigorous blooming the following spring.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    Siberian iris 'Perfect Vision' thrives in well-draining soil with a slightly acidic to neutral pH, typically between 6.0 and 7.0. The best soil mix consists of garden soil, compost, and peat or leaf mold to enhance drainage and organic content. Adding perlite or sand can also improve the soil structure for better root growth.

  • plantRepotting

    Siberian irises like 'Perfect Vision' typically do not need to be repotted often. They are best divided and repotted every 3 to 5 years to maintain vigor and prevent overcrowding. It's recommended to repot or divide them in late summer after flowering has finished.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Siberian iris 'Perfect Vision' is tolerant of a range of humidity levels and does well in the moderate ambient humidity found in most outdoor garden settings. They do not require specific humidity adjustments and are quite adaptable.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Ensure bright light and cool temps for Siberian iris.

    • Outdoor

      Plant in moist, well-drained soil in full sun.

    • Hardiness zone

      3-8 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    Iris 'Perfect Vision', commonly known as a Siberian Iris, begins its life as a dormant rhizome, which is planted in late summer to early fall. Once established, it enters a growth phase in spring, producing long, slender leaves and robust stems that eventually bear intricate, colorful flowers usually in late spring or early summer. After blooming, the plant sets seed in a capsule if pollination occurs, while the foliage continues to photosynthesize and store energy before the plant enters a period of dormancy in late fall or winter. The plant can be propagated by dividing these rhizomes every few years during dormancy to maintain vigor and increase stock. Throughout its life, the Siberian Iris requires periodic care, including deadheading to promote a neat appearance and possibly reblooming, as well as ensuring proper soil moisture and fertility for optimal growth. Once fully mature, the cycle repeats annually, with the plant growing, blooming, and entering dormancy as part of its perennial life cycle.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Late Summer-Early Fall

    • Iris 'Perfect Vision', more commonly known as Siberian Iris, can be propagated through division, which is the most popular method. This is typically done in late summer after the flowering has finished or in early fall, to ensure the plant has time to establish roots before the cold winter temperatures set in. To propagate by division, carefully dig up the entire clump of the Siberian Iris, minimizing damage to the roots. The clump should then be divided into smaller sections, each with several fans of leaves and a healthy portion of roots. The ideal section size is usually about a quarter of the original clump. These divisions should be replanted at the same soil depth they were originally growing at, spaced approximately 18 to 24 inches apart (45 to 61 centimeters), to allow enough space for the plants to grow and mature. It's critical to water the new plants thoroughly after planting to help establish them.