Iris ensata/Japanese Iris

Iris ensata / Iris ensata
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Drifts of iris in their native homeland, Japan

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A grouping of iris in flower

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Scientific Name: Iris ensata
Common Name: Japanese Iris
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Various
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: During growing season it can easily survive in standing water. However, in late fall and winter it will not survive with its roots in water. This iris comes in several beautiful colors and flowers may be single or double.