Iris ensata Thunb.

Japanese Water Iris, Japanese Iris, Beaked Iris


Family: Iridaceae

Genus: Iris

Category: Bulb

Zones: 4 to 9

Size: To 2' tall and wide.

Growth Rate: Moderate

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade

Description: 

Fan shaped foliage. Purple to red-purple flowers in spring. Likes moist soil. Deer and rabbit resistant.

Cultivars: 

History: 

Native to Russia, China, Japan and Korea.

Published in Trans. Linn. Soc. London 2: 328 in 1794.

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Sources of Information

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