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

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

Photo Gallery
Location: Santa Cruz Mountains, California
Date: 2019-03-31
Iris japonica 'Aphrodite'
Location: St Louis
Date: 2010-09-25
Striking variegation but not very hardy
Location: St Louis
Date: 2010-09-25

Photo courtesy of Joy Creek Nursery
  • Uploaded by Joy

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