Japanese Iris, Ensata Japanese Iris Iris ensata - Iris kaempferi

Detailed Listing For
Botanical Name:

Iris ensata

Family:

Iridaceae

Genus:

Iris

Species:

ensata

Common Name:

Japanese Iris, Ensata Japanese Iris

Seeds Per Pound:
45,273
Quantity:
0.44 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
45
Germination:
91%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
99%
Height:
18-24 inches
Collection Locale:
Russia
Crop Year:
2018
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
5
In Stock: 0.44 lb
Prices
Items are priced on a curve, you can buy any 'bulk quantity' up to what we have in stock, some examples are:
1 packet
$8.95
10 gram
$29.50
1 oz
$49.95
Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: warm stratify for 30 days, cold stratify for 60 days.
Germination: sow seed 1/4 deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed. sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: mechanical rupture of the pericarp is recommended before stratification.
In a Nutshell:
* The species has reddish-purple flowers, grows in marshes, ditches, and other wet places, even in shallow water, flowering in June and July, needs acid soil in cultivation, many elaborate, unusual, beautiful, and rather difficult-to-grow cultivars, in whites, pinks, purples, and bluish mauves, these are sometimes grown under the name I. kaempferi, native to Korea, China, Central Asia, and Japan.
* Prefers a light well-drained soil and a sunny position. Likes plenty of moisture and a rich loamy slightly acid soil. Requires a lime-free soil. Plants can be grown in containers in pond margins but are then best kept in drier conditions over winter. more...
Usda description:
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