Japanese Iris (Ensata)
JAPANESE IRIS INFORMATION
Japanese iris is our most recent plant obsession. We "occasionally"
pick up a couple if we come across a source. We have found them a bit
hard to find, so rely upon known sources rather than try to purchase them at garden centers.. Since they are
not so well known in our area, it is a bit harder to learn much
about them and the gardeners who grow them. We did find a site on
the internet recently, but as it was all written in Japanese so
we didn't understand any of the captions very well (:>).
All kidding aside, there are some very nice web sites with photo
galleries where you can visit to see if the Japanese Iris flower
form and growth habits would be something you would enjoy in your
gardens. We have collected about 40 varieties in the past 2-3 years,
so it is a new plant for us and we have much to learn from them.
We have already found them to be a worthy addition to our garden.
For us, the bloom season of the Japanese iris fits perfectly between
the end of the bulb, azalea, lilac, peony bloom and the beginning
of the daylily bloom. So if you are looking for a plant to help
you keep bloom all season long, you might want to consider the Japanese
Iris (aka: ensata). We are putting together a gallery of photos of Iris, although we do not as yet offer any for sale.
Leila & Harold Cross