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IRIS ensata



Commonly known as: Japanese water iris.


(kaempferi) - Water iris - shades pink-purple

individually £9.50 each, 3+ £8.00 each
Pot size: 1.5 or 2 Litre

Mature Size

90cm (36in) bulb/corm Watering Can
  7cm (2¾in)
 

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  • Good to know - Laevigatae group (water irises). Japanese irises.
  • Pests & Diseases - slugs, snails, sawfly larva, grey mould(Botrytis)
  • Place of Origin - northern China, Japan, eastern Russia.
  • Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Height - 90cm (36in)
  • Spread - 7cm (2¾in)
  • Bulb/Corm - Bulb/Corm or rhizomatous perennial - rhizomatous, beardless perennial with single. occasionally branched, stems. Flowers. 3 or 4 to a stem, are 8-15cm (3-6in) across
  • Deciduous - leaves 20-60cm (8-24in) long with prominent midribs.
  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
  • Full Sun
  • Wet or boggy soil - flourishes at the margins of ponds or streams or in moist borders.
  • Caution, toxic if eaten, may cause skin allergy or irritant - These plants are toxic if eaten and may also cause a skin allergy, rash, irritation to eyes and skin.
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