Japanese Iris (Iris ensata 'Freckled Peacock') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Chad Harris
Year Of Registration: 2001
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2002
Seedling Number: 96JM4
Classification: Japanese (Ensata)
Registered Height: 54 inches (137 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Bloom Color Classification: Violet
White
Bloom Color Description: White standards, red violet wire edge; white falls heavily freckled spectrum violet, dresden yellow signals
Style Arm Color: White, crests brushed pale gentian blue
Awards: Honorable Mention: 2005
Award of Merit: 2008

General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Flowers: Showy
Underground structures: Rhizome
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Pollinators: Various insects
Parentage: Summer Splash X Peacock Strut

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April 14, 2013

The cultivation of Iris ensata was first noted in literature more than five hundred years ago in Japan. Native to eastern China, Siberia, Korea, and throughout Japan, they are found growing in damp areas near streams, ponds, lakes, and marshes. The selective breeding of the species that commenced in the 1800s produced the foundation of the modern Japanese iris. Colors and color patterns have been greatly enhanced over the years.

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Freckled Peacock by coboro Jun 21, 2014 2:21 PM 6
How many varieties of iris do you grow? by TBMan Apr 1, 2020 4:19 AM 93
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Show us your Japanese iris pics! by bluegrassmom Jul 17, 2013 5:09 PM 166
Japanese Iris are starting by ge1836 Sep 10, 2012 10:11 AM 161

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