Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Walter Marx
Year Of Registration: 1957
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1957
Seedling Number: 56-173
Classification: Japanese (Ensata)
Registered Height: 32 inches (81 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid Late
Bloom Color Classification: Lavender
Bloom Color Description: White, edged narrowly with lavender pink
Style Arm Color: White, tipped orchid

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)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
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: 2 child plants

Common names
  • Japanese Iris
  • Iris

Photo Gallery
Location: Bluestone gardens
Date: 2010-0622
Location: Bluestone Path gardens
Date: 2009-0624
Location: Bluestone gardens
Date: 2009-0625
Location: Bluestone gardens
Date: 2009-0629
Location: Bluestone gardens
Date: 2010-0622
Location: Cast iron gate
Date: 2012-0623
2012 bloom has more lavender than in previous years.

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