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Iris ensata 'Frilled Enchantment'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Species: ensata (en-SA-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Frilled Enchantment
Hybridized by Marx; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1958

Synonym:Iris kaempferi

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Class:
Japanese (JA)

Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Rose/Mauve
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Midseason (M)

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens

Soil pH requirements:
5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive pirl On Dec 21, 2008, pirl from (Arlene) Southold, NY (Zone 7a) wrote:

FRILLED ENCHANTMENT Marx, Walter Reg. 1958
42in 107cm M 6 falls

White with, narrow borders of bright rose-red, ruffled edges; styles same.

Beautiful flower. Grows very well and expands even better. Always a pleasure to see it in bloom. It's very interesting to watch it unfurl and change shape.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Clarkesville, Georgia
Montauk, New York
Southold, New York
Cleveland, Ohio
Coshocton, Ohio
Dickinson, Texas
Vancouver, Washington



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