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Iris ensata

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Iris ensata

Iriens
Japanese Iris,
$0.00 ex GST
 
Wantirna
B9
Size: 14cm
Available: 11
$/Unit (EX GST): $8.35 ex GST
$/Unit (INC GST): $9.18 inc GST
Botanical Name: Common Names:
Iris ensata Japanese Iris,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Grasses, Strappy & Tufting, Palms, Ferns & Tropical, Water Plants Clumping, Upright, Upright Narrow

Description:
An evergreen clump forming rhizomatous perennial with upright, green sword-like leaves. White, blue, pink and purple iris flowers appear from Spring and throughout Summer on tall stems. Mass plant for a showy display or use along the edge of a pond. A must have for cottage and japanese themed water gardens.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
1-2m 30-60cm

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Any, Clay, Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Aquatic Garden, Borders / Shrubbery, Courtyard, Formal Garden, Mass Planting, Tropical Garden, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: Prefers a full sun position protected from strong winds and a medium to wet soil. Can be fed with a low nitrogen fertiliser in Autumn and Spring. Cut off any spent flowers or old foliage in Autumn to keep looking tidy. Do not place mulch to close to the base of plant as this can cause rotting.

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Iridaceae Asia

Characteristics
Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Purple, Red
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Autumn, Spring, Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: High
Drought: Low
Frost: High
Wind: Low
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