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Ruby King Japanese Iris

Iris ensata 'Ruby King'

SKU
44302
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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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 RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureEasy Care
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsKeep soil moist to wet.
Companion PlantsBee Balm (Monarda); Turtlehead (Chelone); Spiderwort (Tradescantia); Cardinal Flower (Lobelia); Joe-Pye Weed (Eupatorium)

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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