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Ruby King Japanese Iris

Iris ensata 'Ruby King'

Pronunciation: EYE-riss en-SA-tuh
SKU #44302
5-9

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OVERVIEW
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.
Blooms Spring, Summer
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 24 to 36 in. tall, 18 in. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Easy Care
Growth Rate Moderate
Flower Attributes Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border
Flower Color Purple
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Bee Balm (Monarda); Turtlehead (Chelone); Spiderwort (Tradescantia); Cardinal Flower (Lobelia); Joe-Pye Weed (Eupatorium)
CARE
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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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.