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Iris ensata 'Joy Peters'

Common Name:
Japanese iris
Plant Type:
Deciduous perennial
Iridaceae (The Iris Family)
Geographic Origin:
Japan and East Asia
California Native?:
Plant Size:
2-4 feet
Landscape/Garden Uses:
water gardens
Flowering Season:
Spring and summer
Flower Color:
Lavender pink
Sun or light shade
Most soils
Suggested Irrigation:
Regular watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 0 degrees F. or less
Iris ensata is a spectacular wet growing species, deciduous in winter, with closely branched rhizomes and erect, bright green 2-3 foot leaves. Still taller, branched stems appear in summer, bearing large blossoms which are colored soft lavender-pink with white styles in this selection. Sun, most soils, constant moisture. They can actually be immersed in water; however, better clumps and more flowers may result from growing them in moist, rich soil. Hardy to 0 degrees F. or below.