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Iris ensata 'Variegata' (Japanese water iris 'Variegata')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Iris ensata 'Variegata'

Other names

Japanese water iris 'Variegata'

Genus

Iris Iris

Variety or Cultivar

'Variegata' _ 'Variegata' has narrow grey-green leaves with creamy-white stripes. The small, purple flowers are further flushed with deep purple.


Iris ensata 'Variegata' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect

Toxicity

Ingestion may cause severe discomfort.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Dark-purple, Purple in Summer

Foliage

Cream, Grey-green, Green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails Slugs , Snails

Grey mould , Iris rhizome rot Grey mould , Iris rhizome rot

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering to keep tidy

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Iris ensata 'Variegata' (Japanese water iris 'Variegata') 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

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Iris ensata 'Variegata'

Other names

Japanese water iris 'Variegata'

Genus

Iris Iris

Variety or Cultivar

'Variegata' _ 'Variegata' has narrow grey-green leaves with creamy-white stripes. The small, purple flowers are further flushed with deep purple.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect

Toxicity

Ingestion may cause severe discomfort.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Dark-purple, Purple in Summer

Foliage

Cream, Grey-green, Green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails

Specific diseases

Grey mould , Iris rhizome rot

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering to keep tidy

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Iris ensata 'Variegata' (Japanese water iris 'Variegata') 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

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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I have had this plant since april 13, and it has not yet flowered. I have cut it back each year, it looks quite healthy just no blooms read more

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