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Japanese Iris

Iris ensata 'Stippled Ripples'

Large white blooms edged and mottled with dark purple accents.

Japanese Iris have been treasured in Japan for centuries, with many excellent hybrids selected over time. They require neutral to acidic soil, and lots of moisture until blooming time is over. Plants will be happy at the waterside, and can even be grown in pots sitting in water. This selection has large white flowers with a solid purple edge and purple blotches near the edges. Great for cutting. Performs best if divided every 3 to 4 years in late summer. Fertilize in spring and again just after flowering is over. CAUTION: Harmful if eaten.


Bloom Time:

Blooms late spring to early summer

Mature Height:

35-39 In

Hardiness Zone:

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Full Sun,Partial Shade

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Begin at 48-55° F in full sun to promote new root growth while keeping soil moist, never allow to completely dry out. Once plants are actively growing move to 60° F to finish. Once mature, Iris ensata are heavy feeders and can take standing water.

Plants Per Gallon: 1
Storage Temperature Prior to Planting: 38
Cooler Humidity Prior to Planting: Low

Transplanting Instructions:

Plant in well draining soil. Keep crown of plant 2" below soil surface and spread roots throughout the pot. Once planted, water well and apply a broad spectrum fungicide to avoid crown and root rot.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Plant in moist to boggy soil in full sun to partially shaded location. Any damp area in the garden will be perfect for these easy plants.

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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.