• Iris japonica

Iris japonica

Fringed Iris, Crested Iris, Butterfly Iris
Size: ex 1L pot

Availability: In stock

£7.99

Quick Overview

  • Delicate green foliage
  • Exquisite blue flower with orange speckles
  • Vigourous growth
  • Full sun or damp semi-shade
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Description

Iris japonica is a very attractive iris with fans of green sword-like leaves and small, delicate and fringed, orchid-like flowers that are whitish-blue with purple, dark blue and orange markings. Absolutely gorgeous, they are called Butterfly Flowers by the Chinese as they appear to float above the foliage.

Iris japonica is a relatively easy Iris to cultivate. Watch out for slugs and snails and - as it is not quite as hardy as other more common Irises - it should be planted in a warm sheltered spot. Give it full sun or ideally, half-shade in a moist, well-drained rich soil and fed regularly during the growing season.

Additional Information

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Family Iridaceae
Sub-Family Iridoideae
Synonyms Iris chinensis, Evansia chinensis, Evansia fimbriata, Iris fimbriata, Iris squalens, Iris japonica subsp. japonica var. typica, Iris japonica subsp. dalica, Iris japonica f. pallescens, Iris tectorum variegata 'Cruella',
Geographical Origin Asia: China, Japan, Myanmar
Cultivation Full sun or damp semi-shade. A warm sheltered spot. Moist rich well-drained soil. Mulch well in winter
Eventual Height 40 cm
Eventual Spread 40 cm
Hardiness May need protection during very cold spells. Rhizomes should be mulched for protection. Fleece if necessary

Iris japonica

Fringed Iris, Crested Iris, Butterfly Iris
Size: ex 1L pot

Availability: In stock

£7.99
You could receive 20 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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