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Variegated Japanese Water Iris

Iris ensata 'Variegata'

Pronunciation: EYE-riss en-SA-tuh var-ee-GAY-tuh
SKU #04401
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OVERVIEW
Description The perfect plant in moist borders, at the edge of ponds or streams, or even in pots plunged halfway to the rim in water gardens. Variegated foliage will brighten any woodland or damp garden setting. The exquisite blooms emerge in early to midsummer; earlier in mildest regions. An herbaceous perennial.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Keep soil moist to wet.
Blooms Early Summer
Mature Size Fan-shaped foliage reaches 2 ft. tall and wide; flowers slightly taller.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Clumping
Flower Attributes Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container
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 Color Blue
Foliage Color Variegated
Companion Plants Sedge (Carex); Turtlehead (Chelone); Coral Bells (Heuchera); Spiderwort (Tradescantia); Joe-Pye Weed (Eupatorium)
CARE
Care 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.

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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.