Butterflies In Flight Japanese Iris

Iris ensata 'Butterflies in Flight'

SKU
1646
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100% of 100
Sky blue flowers with distinctive dark veins bloom through spring and summer. Buds rise above the narrow green foliage on stiff stems for strong vertical elements in beds and borders. A superior cut flower and equally ideal for water gardens. Herbaceous perennial. Full sun. Moderate growth to 2 to 3 feet tall, 18 inches wide.
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Botanical PronunciationEYE-riss en-SA-tuh
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, 1 1/2 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring and Summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Erosion Control, Very Wet Areas, Water Garden, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, 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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