Variegated Japanese Water Iris
Iris ensata 'Variegata'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.
|Botanical Pronunciation||EYE-riss en-SA-tuh var-ee-GAY-tuh|
|Average Size at Maturity||Fan-shaped foliage reaches 2 ft. tall and wide; flowers slightly taller.|
|Bloom Time||Early Summer|
|Design Ideas||Water iris will grow well in water gardens or in low, soggy ground. Its variegated leaf is exceptionally beautiful and adds interest to otherwise solid green marginals and waterside plants. A great plant for backyard ponds or larger container water gardens.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Erosion Control, Very Wet Areas, Water Garden, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Flower & Rose Food|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Naturalizes Well, Tolerates Wet Soils|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.|
|Key Feature||Showy Summer Flowers|
Provide organically rich, humusy, acidic, moisture retentive soil. Maintain evenly moist soil in first growing season to establish root system. Once established, tolerates soggy soils and standing water in growing season; reduce soil moisture in winter to prevent root rot. Remove old, faded foliage before new leaves emerge.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4 - 8