Japanese Iris 2024


Shipping in Early May, September and Early October

(Our Spring Shipping for 2024 will be in May)


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.


We dig good-sized divisions (double fan or larger).

Abbreviations and Definitions used, in Descriptions:


    • -- S - Single flower form, 3 large, wide petals
    • -- D. - Double flowers have six petals
      -- 48" - Flower stalk height 

    -- 6" - Flower Size     

    • -- E. - Early blooming
    • -- L. - Late blooming.
    • -- M. - Mid-season blooming

    -- L.M. - Late mid-season.

  • -- (T) - Tetraploid, having double chromosome

    • -- Falls - 3 Outer Petals (6 on Doubles) flat opening
    • -- Standards - 3 Inner petals, sometimes upright, sometimes flat opening

    -- Petaloids     

    • -- Style - three petal like structures rising from the center of the flower, and bearing the stigma.
    • -- Crest - the ruffled tips of the style arms.
    • -- Signal - the colored spears radiating from the center of the petals

    -- Veining - the contrasting color pattern that extends out into the petals 




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Print order Form: 

Mail to: Tranquil Lake Nursery 

at: 45 River Street    Rehoboth, MA 02769


or fax order form to us at (508) 252-4740


or send an email to Tranquil Lake Nursery


or you can call us with your order at (800) 353-4344


Printable PDF of Japanese Iris Catalog


or if you would like to purchase iris on-line, click "Add to Cart" under the picture of the iris.




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  ACCLAIM (Marx, W.) D., 48", 6", M.                                $15.00


      Tall, rosy red-lavender blend, white petaloids with

      rose-purple tips. Striking double.

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  AMETHYST WINGS (Ackerman) S., 24", 6",                 $25.00


      Near-white rim with dark violet veins radiating

      through cream-white falls from a dark violet halo

      and showy yellow-green blaze.  Crowned with

      red-violet styles and standards.

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  BLUE GENTIAN  (Marx, W.) D., 30", L.                           $20.00


      Deep blue self with white center veining on this lovely

      late blooming double.

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  CATHERINE PARRY  (Childs, J.) D., 36", 8",                $15.00


      Deep blue double overlaid with rosy red with showy

      yellow signals and high white center flare.

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  EXTRAVAGANT PLUMES (Maddocks, F.) D., 42", E.



      A beautifully fluted double, with white feather-like

      patterns in center widely bordered in fuchsia red.

      Narrow soft yellow signals with white styles edged

      in fuchsia-red. Honorable Mention Award.

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  FASCINATION  (Childs, J.) D., 36", 7 ½", M. to L., 5"



      Massive, bright blue-violet petals edged in purple radiating

      white veins with bright-yellow flares.  Especially, wide

      petals and full form.

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  GLITTER AND GLAMOUR  (Payne, W.) S., 38", 7", E.



      Early blooming pastel with light ground sanded with

      ploroma violet. Showy white veins, no halo, ploroma-

      violet styles.

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  GOOD OMEN (Marx, W.) D., 36", 8 ½", M.                      $25.00


      Large, intense deep wine color with lustrous velvety

      sheen and a dark halo. Falls slightly ruffled with

      prominent orange yellow spears.

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  LASTING PLEASURE  (Ackerman) D., 33", 6", M.       $20.00


      Long-blooming, dark purple with lighter striations and

      near-white margins coupled with vibrant yellow signals.

      Extra petaloids in center. Honorable Mention Award.

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  MAIKO-NO-HAMA  (Chugai Nursery) D., 32", 7", E.M.



      Startling bright white with prominent blue-violet margin

      circling the flower.  Absolutely gorgeous.

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  MANADZURU  (Yokohama Nursery) D., 39", 6 ¾", L.



      Unusually heavy blue veining on a white background

      gives a pretty light-blue effect.  Very tailored form.

      Late blooming season extender.  Translates as White

      Naked Crane.

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  MAROON GIANT  (Hazzard, A.) D., 30", 8", M.           $25.00


      Dark velvety maroon red with darker veining and

      contrasting bright yellow signals.  Purple style arms

      and petaloids.  Pure velvet.

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  MIST O'MORN  (Payne, W.) D., 38", L. M.                       $18.00


      White falls heavily veined with blue violet, blending

      lighter to margin. Styles darker violet with lighter edges.

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  MOMIJI NO TAKI (Kotaka-En Nursery) D., 36", 6 ½", M.



      Deep wine red with heavy white striations radiating

      from bright yellow spears. White styles tipped with

      red violet. Translates as Maple Cascade.

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  OCEAN MIST  (Marx, W.) D., 36", 8 ½", M.                     $22.00


      Massive light and medium blue with white center halo

      and veins around yellow signal.  White styles.  Extra

      large and very attractive.

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  PRAIRIE BLUEBELL  (Hazzard, A.) 32", 7", M.             $15.00


      Light blue-violet bitone, darker at haft and center, edged

      white.  Light yellow halo with bright yellow signal and

      white style arms.

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  PRAIRIE TAPESTRY (Hazzard, A.) S., 36", M.              $30.00


      Red-purple standards with white border and tips.

      Falls white with heavy red-purple veining and white

      border. Orange signal, fading at border. Red-purple

      style arms.

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  RETURNING TIDE  (McEwen) S., 40", M.                       $25.00


      Violet-blue standards. Falls slightly lighter blue

      with faint veining and yellow signals nearly

      covered by the violet styles. Flaring form and

      branching. Reblooms.   Payne Medal Award.

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  SHIHODEN  (Hirao) D., 35", 6", M.                                   $20.00


      Regal, rich deep red-purple double with yellow

      signals.   Well ruffled.  Quite beautiful.

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  SKY AND WATER  (Payne, W. ) D., 46", E. M.             $28.00


      Very pretty violet bi-tone shading from light

      to darker violet. Darker violet halo lightens

      to pastel. White styles.

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  WAKAMUSHA (Toko-En) D., 32", 6 ½", E.                     $30.00


      Heavily petaled, deep rich blue-purple double

      heavily veined in white with bright-yellow signals.

      Translates as Young Knight.

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We are building up stock on the following Japanese Iris (Iris ensata).  They will be available in future years: Asagiri; Azure; Calico Print; Caprician Butterfly; Cry of Rejoice; Danseur Nobile; Dazzling Debutante; Distant Echo; Emotion; Evening Episode; Flying Tiger; Frilled Enchantment; Hagoroma; High Cascades; Komochi-Guma; Kongo Sam; La Favorite; Lady in Waiting; Lavender Hint; Memorial Tribute; Midnight Whispers; 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; White Chiffon, Wine Ruffles; Wings Aflutter and Yoroi Musha. 


Printable PDF of Our Japanese Iris Catalog


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