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Japanese Iris

Iris ensata

Also known as

Japanese Flag, Japanese Water Iris, Sword-Leaved Iris, Beaked Iris, Jade Cicada-Flower, Kaempfer's Iris, Russian Iris, Japanese flag iris

Full Shade
Frequent watering
Frost Hardy

H6

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

50cm

50cm

Min

10cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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A photo of Japanese Iris
A photo of Japanese Iris
A photo of Japanese Iris
A photo of Japanese Iris

Japanese Iris Overview

This deciduous perennial stalked clump will produce lance-shaped medium green leaves. The flowers are single white-green blue-purple pink bloom in late spring.

Common problems with Japanese Iris

How to propagate Japanese Iris

Seed

Sow the seeds in the autumn or spring.

Other uses of Japanese Iris

Borders, cutting, Summer interest.