Variegated Japanese Water Iris
Iris ensata 'Variegata'
|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.|
|Mature Size||Fan-shaped foliage reaches 2 ft. tall and wide; flowers slightly taller.|
|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.|
|Companion Plants||Sedge (Carex); Turtlehead (Chelone); Coral Bells (Heuchera); Spiderwort (Tradescantia); Joe-Pye Weed (Eupatorium)|
|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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8
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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.