IRIS ensata

Commonly known as Japanese water iris

(kaempferi) - Water iris - shades pink-purple
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Leaves 20-60cm (8-24in) long with prominent midribs.
  • Shades of pink
    All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
    Pink/purple colour
  • Height
    90cm (36in)
  • Spread
    7cm (2¾in)
  • 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
  • Herbaceous
    Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
  • 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)
  • Full sun

IRIS ensata



  • Additional Features
    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.
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Bog garden
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Seasonal Interest
  • Soil Conditions
    Wet or boggy soil
    Flourishes at the margins of ponds or streams or in moist borders.
  • Wildlife
    Rabbit Resistant
90cm (36in)
bulb/corm - guide for size not form Watering Can
  7cm (2¾in)

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