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PlantFiles: Orchid Iris, Crested Iris
Iris japonica 'Variegata'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Species: japonica (juh-PON-ih-kuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Variegata

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Japanese (JA)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

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Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

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Bloom Color:
Gold (Yellow-Orange)
White/Near White

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

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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Terri1948 On May 2, 2011, Terri1948 from Yorkshire

I have grown this iris in a large tub that was placed in semi-shade (where it was in full sun during early morning and no sun by mid-afternoon. It grew well in the tub. During a short spell of severe frost the leaves wilted but once temperatures improved all signs of frost damage disappeared. Obviously this plant isn't as tender as it appears.
It is a great plant for growing in woodland where it receives dappled light (at least that applies here in the UK). It doesn't seem to do so well when planted in full sun.
The flowers are just beautiful with their pure white background, ragged lacy edges and very attractive lilac-purple and deep yellow markings.


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

Prescott, Arkansas
Canby, Oregon

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