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PlantFiles: Japanese Water Iris, Japanese Flag, Russian Iris
Iris ensata 'Ruffled Dimity'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Species: ensata (en-SA-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Ruffled Dimity
Hybridized by Reid; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1984

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:
Gold (Yellow-Orange)
Dark Blue
Blue-Violet
Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:
Very late (VLa)

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

Awards (if applicable):
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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive kivariver On Jan 30, 2005, kivariver from Ipswich, MA (Zone 5b) wrote:

(Lorena Reid) 1984 (Striped seedling x Marx seedling) x (striped seedling x dark blue seedling) 49"tall, 6-falls. Very late season. Gently ruffled and overlapped pale lilac falls with deep navy blue-purple veining in a parallel pattern. Falls arch upward. Hint of blue sanding around a lemony gold signal. Very small style arms grouped tightly in the center of the flower, dark purple feathered and veined with white. Honorable Mention 1987.

Regional...

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

Vancouver, Washington



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