Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Shuichi Hirao by Society for Japanese Irises
Year Of Registration: 1993
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1971
Classification: Japanese (Ensata)
Registered Height: 36 inches (90 cm)
Bloom Season: Late
Bloom Color Classification: Violet
Bloom Color Description: Blue violet, white blaze and veining around prominent yellow signal
Style Arm Color: Blue violet, near white center

General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet 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
Ploidy: Diploid
Parentage: Parentage unknown
Child plants: one child plant

Common names
  • Japanese Iris
  • Iris
Also sold as:
  • Iris ensata 'Kongoujou'

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