Japanese Iris (Iris ensata 'Sing the Blues') in the Irises Database

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Hybridizer: Lorena Reid
Year Of Registration: 1997
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1997
Seedling Number: 9J55-16D
Classification: Japanese (Ensata)
Registered Height: 36-42 inches (91-107 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid Late
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Blue
White
Bloom Color Description: Smooth blue violet giving very blue effect, 1/3"-1/2" white edge
Style Arm Color: Green gold, yellowish white halo
Awards: Honorable Mention: 2000
Award of Merit: 2004
W. A. Payne Medal: 2006

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: Warai-Hotei X D579-2: (A112-1: (striped sdlg. x Royal Crown) x Midnight Whisper)
Child plants: 8 child plants

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Location: Terrace garden left side.Date: 2008-0629
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Location: Terrace garden left side.Date: 2013-0707
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Location: Terrace garden, left sideDate: 2015-05-07Potted and doing well.
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Posted by pirl (Southold, Long Island, NY - Zone 7a) on May 7, 2015 12:58 PM

After coming too close to losing this JI, I lifted it and planted it (with compost) in a pot, and buried the pot, to avoid root competition from its neighbors. Works very well.

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