Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Bauer-Coble
Year Of Registration: 1989
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1989
Classification: Japanese (Ensata)
Registered Height: 35.5 inches (90 cm)
Bloom Season: Early Mid
Bloom Color Classification: Violet
Bloom Color Description: Dark red violet
Style Arm Color: Dark violet
Foliage: Variegated
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1992

General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: showy variegated
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: wine-red
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs repotting every 2 to 3 years
Ploidy: Diploid
Parentage: Sport of I. ensata var. spontanea - plant from Japan through A. Hazzard.

Common names
  • Japanese Iris
  • Iris
  • Hanashobu
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Iris ensata
  • Synonym: Iris kaempferi
Also sold as:
  • Iris ensata 'Variegata'

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