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Iris ensata 'Picotee Princess'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Species: ensata (en-SA-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Picotee Princess
Hybridized by Reid; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1991

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
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)
Blue-Violet
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Midseason (M)

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Smooth-Textured

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):
Honorable Mention
Award of Merit
J. A. Payne Medal (JI)

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Gardeners' Notes:

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

(Lorena Reid) 1992 (Garnet Royalty X Summer Splash) 6-fall. Early to midseason bloom. Wide white falls with delicate blue-violet sanding, intensifying to a rich raspberry colored sanding at the edges of the petals. Honorable mention 1995. Award of Merit 1997. Payne Award runner up 1999. Payne Award runner up 2000. Payne Medal 2001.

Regional...

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

Southold, New York
Moscow, Tennessee
Vancouver, Washington



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