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Iris ensata 'Rose Queen' (Japanese water iris 'Rose Queen')

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Maintenance level
1 hour care
per year
Ultimate height
Max height
Ultimate spread
Max spread
Time to maturity
2-5 years
To maturity
Toxic - Ingestion may cause severe discomfort.

Botanical name: Iris ensata 'Rose Queen'

Other names: Japanese water iris 'Rose Queen', Iris laevigata 'Rose Queen'

Genus: Iris

Variety or Cultivar: 'Rose Queen' _ 'Rose Queen' is a herbaceous perennial with an erect, clump-forming habit. It has narrow, green, drooping foliage. In summer it bears small, pale lilac-pink and mauve flowers.

Iris ensata 'Rose Queen' is: Deciduous

Flower: Lilac-pink, Pale-purple in Summer

Foliage: Green in Spring; Green in Summer

Habit: Clump-forming, Erect

Toxicity: Ingestion may cause severe discomfort.

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Watch out for

Specific pests: Sawflies , Slugs , Snails

Diseases: May be subject to a virus.

Specific diseases: Grey mould , Iris rhizome rot

General care

Pruning: Flower stems can be cut down after flowering. . REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Division. REGISTER to

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Iris ensata 'Rose Queen' (Japanese water iris 'Rose Queen') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Waterside

Cultivation: Plant in moist, deep, acid, humus-rich soil in full sun or partial shade.

Soil type: Loamy

Soil drainage: Moisture-retentive

Soil pH: Acid

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: South, East, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)

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