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Iris ensata Dinner Plate 'Jell-O'


Iris ensata Dinner Plate 'Jell-O' has large, 6 inch wide, double purple blooms with white veining and yellow centres.

Japanese irises offer the largest flowers of all iris groups with very interesting colour combinations and patterns. They prefer full sun and moist, even wet, soils. Iris ensata Dinner Plate ‘Jell-O’ has large, 6 inch wide, semi-double violet blooms with bold white veining emerging from yellow and white centres. Blooms early summer. The foliage is green and lance-shaped. Thrives in damp borders and pond or stream edges. Pollinator attractor. 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: Purple

Secondary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Early Summer

Soil Moisture: Moist, Average, Wet

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes


Benefits: Bees

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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