Ordering will resume for Fedco Bulbs when we release our 2018 catalog, in mid-June 2018.
Ordering will resume for Fedco Bulbs when we release our 2018 catalog, in mid-June 2018.
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Japanese Iris Mix

Japanese Iris Mix

Iris ensata Engaging blooms in blue, lavender, violet, and white.
The largest blossoms among the iris, usually about 5" across but up to 8", with huge horizontal beardless falls and small standards, 3-4 flowers per stem. Arching narrow leaves form graceful clumps attractive near ponds or streams.

Plant 6-8" apart in slightly acid well-drained soil, in full sun or partial shade, with rootstock just below soil level. Prefers moisture during active growth and flowering. Often takes 2 years to establish, then is best left undisturbed for a long time. Can be planted in large pots for convenient display during bloom time.

Native to Japan and northern China. 24-36", SU, Z4-9, 2-fan.

Item Discounted
Price
6508A: 3 for $14.00  
ordering closed, reopening in mid-June 2018
6508B: 6 for $23.00  
ordering closed, reopening in mid-June 2018
6508C: 12 for $42.00  
ordering closed, reopening in mid-June 2018

Additional Information

Iris

She was the ancient Greek goddess of the Rainbow, and is now this large genus of beautiful flowers in a range of sizes and a rainbow of colors. Growing from bulbs or fleshy rhizomes, irises of all sizes are superb for cutting and borders.

For all iris, “standards” are the three smaller erect petals; “falls” are the three larger pendent, reflexed or spreading petals. The “crest,” “blotch” or “signal” is the blaze of contrasting color on the fall; bearded iris have soft hairs protruding upward from the crest.

Descriptions and Codes

At the end of each description are:

  • approximate height at flowering time,
  • relative bloom time (VE, very early spring; ES, early spring; MS, mid-spring; LS, late spring),
  • USDA hardiness zones,
  • bulb size.
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