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Butterflies In Flight Japanese Iris

Iris ensata 'Butterflies in Flight'

Pronunciation: EYE-riss en-SA-tuh
SKU #01646

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Description 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.
Light Full sun
Watering Keep soil moist to wet.
Blooms Spring and Summer
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 24 to 36 in. tall, 18 in. wide.
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Easy Care
Growth Rate Moderate
Flower Attributes Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Landscape Use Border, Container
Flower Color Purple
Foliage Color Gray-green
Companion Plants Sedge (Carex); Bee Balm (Monarda); Spiderwort (Tradescantia); Cardinal Flower (Lobelia); Joe-Pye Weed (Eupatorium); Turtlehead (Chelone)
Care 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.

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