These spectacular flowers are so diverse and the color interplay so exotic that they challenge verbal descriptions. Blooming the beginning of July, Japanese Iris heighten the tempo in the garden setting. Japanese Iris need an acid soil, rich in organic matter, reliable moisture and benefit from light shade. They make a smashing quartet when planted with Astilbe, Hosta and Filipendula. Note the Japanese iris bloom season on your calendar and visit us to celebrate a symphony of bloom.
Japanese Iris can be planted in early spring or fall. However, we recommend spring shipments only, to our customers in the northern tier of states. Since our New England climate does not allow us to dig much earlier than mid-April, we recommend fall planting for most warmer climates. Northern gardeners can also plant in the fall. We will ship plants to you in early September so that they will have two to three months to become fully established before winter. We dig good-sized divisions (double fan or larger).
Japanese Iris are dug for shipping or pick up only in the fall -- in September and October only. We do not dig iris in the spring or summer months.
good-sized divisions (double fan or larger).
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We are building up stock on the following
Japanese Iris (Iris ensata). They will be available in future years: Acclaim; Azure; Calico Print; Caprician Butterfly; Cry of Rejoice; Danseur Nobile; Dazzling Debutante; Distant Echo; Emotion; Evening Episode; Extravagant Plumes; Flying Tiger; Frilled Enchantment; Good Omen; Hagoroma; High Cascades; Komochi-Guma; Kongo Sam; La Favorite; Lady in Waiting; Lavender Hint; Memorial Tribute; Midnight Whispers; Momiji No Taki; Mount Hood; Neimurijishi; Ol' Man River; Oriental Eyes; Prairie Contentment; Prairie Heaven; Recurring Theme; Reign of Glory; Rose Tower; Royal Fireworks; Royal Radiance; Ruri Ogi; Sea of Amethyst; Shinson-Kajin; Suiten Isshoku; Summer Storm, Thunder and Lightning; Violet Spectacle; Wakamusha; White Chiffon, Wine Ruffles; Wings Aflutter and Yoroi Musha.