Japanese Variegated Ensata Iris are just dripping with spectacular, mouth watering color! Vivid, rich, purple blooms and bright yellow signals along with cream and green striped foliage make quite a statement in your water garden feature in the spring! Flowers on these Japanese Variegated Ensata Iris bloom above the foliage making a regal appearance in early or late spring, depending on zone. Variegated foliage on the Japanese Variegated Ensata Iris stays nice all summer long. Grows to 28 inches tall in full sun to part shade. Blooms best in full sun.
Height Grows to 28 inches tall
Width Grows to 18 - 24 inches wide
Sun Requirements Full sun to part shade (Blooms best if full sun)
Moisture Requirements Moist soil , do not submerge this iris below the crown!
Zone Hardy in zones 5 - 9
Prefers moist soil rather that below the water line, plant in full sun to part shade. Dig holes twice as large as the rhizome and add compost, place rhizome pointed side up with roots facing down and keep crown of plant about an inch below the soil level. Water after planting, keeping soil moist during long, hot, dry spells. Divide when rhizomes become over crowded, every two to three years. Cut foliage down to about one inch above the rhizome after first frost in the fall. In the north, add a layer of mulch to prevent winter damage. Remove mulch in the spring.