Ruby King Japanese Iris
Iris ensata 'Ruby King'
Pronunciation: EYE-riss en-SA-tuh
|Description||Big deep-purple flowers have a flag of bright yellow at the base of the petals. Blooms rise above the narrow green foliage on stiff stems - a great pick for cut flower arrangements. Excellent near water features, 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, Partial sun|
|Watering||Keep soil moist to wet.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 24 to 36 in. tall, 18 in. wide.|
|Special Features||Easy Care|
|Flower Attributes||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Companion Plants||Bee Balm (Monarda); Turtlehead (Chelone); Spiderwort (Tradescantia); Cardinal Flower (Lobelia); Joe-Pye Weed (Eupatorium)|
|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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.