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Butterflies In Flight Japanese Iris

Iris ensata 'Butterflies in Flight'

SKU
01646
Sky blue flowers with dark blue veins contrast with rich violet-purple center petals. Blooms rise above the narrow gray-green foliage on stiff stems - a stand out in cut flower arrangements. Excellent in damp borders, at the edge of ponds or streams, or even in pots plunged halfway to the rim in water gardens. An herbaceous perennial.
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Botanical PronunciationEYE-riss en-SA-tuh
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 24 to 36 in. tall, 18 in. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring and Summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Erosion Control, Very Wet Areas, Water Garden, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Naturalizes Well, Tolerates Wet Soils
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.
Companion PlantsSedge (Carex); Bee Balm (Monarda); Spiderwort (Tradescantia); Cardinal Flower (Lobelia); Joe-Pye Weed (Eupatorium); Turtlehead (Chelone)

Provide organically rich, humusy, acidic, moisture retentive soil. Maintain evenly moist soil during first growing season to establish root system. Once established, tolerates soggy soils and standing water in growing season; reduce soil moisture during winter to prevent root rot. Remove old, faded foliage before new leaves emerge.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

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