PlantsIrises→Species Iris (Iris japonica 'Aphrodite')

Common names:
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Also sold as:
Iris 'Japonica Aphrodite'

Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Sprenger
Year Of Registration: introduced prior to registration system
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1907
Classification: Species
Bloom Color Classification: Light blue
Bloom Color Description: Pale blue flowers, fringed, with spots of orange and yellow dotted at the base of the falls
Foliage: Variegated

General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Leaves: Variegated
Flowers: Showy
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Underground structures: Rhizome
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Various insects

Striking variegation but not very hardy

Photo gallery:
Photo courtesy of Joy Creek Nursery
By Joy
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Hello from Willinator, I have grown irises in my gardens in the past by Willinator Apr 15, 2020 1:08 PM 22
California Dreaming.... by evelyninthegarden Dec 23, 2020 10:17 PM 1,678
My NOID iris by BabyBoomerBloomer May 6, 2018 4:16 AM 10
Iris japonica/confusa by Arico Mar 14, 2016 10:00 PM 3
Trades? by Henhouse Jun 25, 2015 8:27 AM 47
What did you do in the Iris garden today? by Paul2032 Feb 25, 2021 6:54 PM 19,699
What's on your wish list so far? by tveguy3 Jan 6, 2015 3:29 PM 434
Final Tallies! by tveguy3 Nov 2, 2014 8:24 PM 1,182
last minute irises by janwax Aug 30, 2014 9:19 AM 56
Rhizome sale from upper peninsula Michigan by DaveinPA Aug 14, 2014 10:50 AM 8
Hallelujah Brother! by tveguy3 Aug 10, 2014 9:09 PM 933
HIPS sale list up by Henhouse Jul 16, 2014 8:49 PM 57

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