Ruby King Japanese Iris

Iris ensata 'Ruby King'

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.
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5 - 9

Your climate may be too warm for this plant: 10


Full sun, Partial sun

Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.


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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, Summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage, Rustic
Growth HabitUpright
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Mass Planting, Very Wet Areas, Water Garden, Cutting Garden, Naturalized Areas
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Naturalizes Well, Tolerates Wet Soils
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.
Key FeatureShowy Flowers for Wet Soils

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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This Plant's Growing Zones: 5 - 9

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 10

Your climate may be too warm for this plant