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Iris ensata ‘Lion King’


Japanese Iris

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.288.110


Japanese Iris have been treasured in Japan for centuries, with many excellent hybrids selected over time. They produce the largest flowers of all Irises, require neutral to acidic soil and lots of moisture until blooming time is over. Plants will be happy at the waterside, and can even be grown in pots sitting in water. This outstanding selection forms a vigorous clump of grassy-green leaves, bearing gigantic, fully-double flowers with each petal displaying a wide, purple edge that feathers into a white centre; a small yellow signal at the base. Great for cutting. Performs best if divided every 3 or 4 years in late summer. Fertilize spring and again just after flowering is over. A wonderful foliage accent. CAUTION: Harmful if eaten.

Further details for
Iris ensata ‘Lion King’

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist or
  Wet
Care Level
  Moderate
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Purple
  White
  Yellow
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Poisonous/Toxic
  Specimen
  Waterside
Flower Head Size
  Very Large
Height
   90-120 cm
   35-47 inches
Spread
   60-70 cm
   23-27 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.













Iris ensata ‘Lion King’


Japanese Iris

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.288.110


Japanese Iris have been treasured in Japan for centuries, with many excellent hybrids selected over time. They produce the largest flowers of all Irises, require neutral to acidic soil and lots of moisture until blooming time is over. Plants will be happy at the waterside, and can even be grown in pots sitting in water. This outstanding selection forms a vigorous clump of grassy-green leaves, bearing gigantic, fully-double flowers with each petal displaying a wide, purple edge that feathers into a white centre; a small yellow signal at the base. Great for cutting. Performs best if divided every 3 or 4 years in late summer. Fertilize spring and again just after flowering is over. A wonderful foliage accent. CAUTION: Harmful if eaten.

Further details for
Iris ensata ‘Lion King’

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist or
  Wet
Care Level
  Moderate
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Purple
  White
  Yellow
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Poisonous/Toxic
  Specimen
  Waterside
Flower Head Size
  Very Large
Height
   90-120 cm
   35-47 inches
Spread
   60-70 cm
   23-27 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.