Japanese Iris

Japanese Iris

Iris ensata

Also known as Orchid Corsage? This bloom just opened on our walkway. It is very delicate and beautiful! I do not know which cultivar it is but it is similar to Orchid Corsage or Queen’s Tiara.

Orchid Corsage

Orchid Corsage

Japanese Iris

Japanese Iris

For more information about the Japanese Iris and how to grow it, visit the Ensada website. Here is a sample of the information they provide:

Japanese iris will grow successfully in ordinary garden conditions or the perennial border. They require ample moisture, especially up to bloom time. They will do very well beside a stream or a pond but in cold climates they may suffocate under ice in the winter. Perhaps no other irises are influenced to as great a degree by culture as are the Japanese. Good culture will increase height, branching, flower size and quantity of bloom. They will grow and bloom better if planted in full sun.

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