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This exceptional perennial forms a strong clump of grassy leaves; in late spring, large, tissue-soft, delicately pink, gold-splashed flowers rise above the foliage like butterflies; deer resistant; excellent cut flower.

excellent cut flower

Gorgeous in borders, containers, near water and in mass plantings

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Iris ensata 'Pink Lady'


(Pink Lady Iris)

Growing

Requirements

Zone

5 (-20°F/-29°C)

Exposure

Full sun to partial shade

Form

Foliage Height

30" (76 cm)

Width

24" (61 cm)

Flower Height

36" (91 cm)

Flower Colour

Large, delicately pink, gold-splashed flowers

Bloom Time

June-July

Watering Needs

Moderate-High. Should be wet in spring, moist the rest of the year

Soil Preferences

Prefers rich, slightly acidic soil types

Plant Care Tips

To get the most out of your Japanese Iris, make sure that you keep the plant well-watered, particularly in spring, while it is setting its blooms. The Canadian Iris Society suggests "wet in spring, moist in summer" for best results during the present season and the next year. Japanese Irises grow best in rich soil that has a lot of organic material and is slightly acidic. Mulch heavily to conserve moisture and keep the soil cooler. Remove old foliage after the first frost. Apply fertilizer once during spring and again after the blooming period is over. Divide every 3-4 years or when the bloom size or plant height decline. You can transplant Japanese Irises anytime between spring and fall as long as you keep the new plants watered.

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