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Iris ensata Dinner Plate 'Cupcake'


Iris ensata Dinner Plate 'Cupcake’ has white flowers with delicate purple and yellow centres. Blooms can reach 6 inches wide!

Japanese irises offer the largest flowers of all iris groups with very interesting colour combinations and patterns. They prefer full sun and moist soil. Iris ensata Dinner Plate ‘Cupcake’ has large, 6 inch wide, bright white flowers lightly accented with purple and yellow near the centres from May to June. The foliage is green and lance-shaped. Thrives in damp borders and pond or stream edges. Deer resistant.

Common Name: Japanese Iris

Family: Iridaceae (The Iris Family)

Zone Hardiness: 4-9

Light: Part Sun, Full Sun

Height: 2-4'

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour: Purple

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Early Summer

Soil Moisture: Moist, Average, Wet

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes



Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Dry sandy plains near lakes, meadows, clay-solonetz places in steppes and solonetz meadows. Marshes, ditches and wet grassy places.


Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

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