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Iris japonica


Iris japonica, known as fringed or crested iris, has white petals decorated with blue and yellow markings atop evergreen foliage.

Iris japonica is rare species known as fringed or crested iris. It has delicate, orchid-like flowers that display ruffled white petals with fringed margins with pale blue markings and prominent yellow crests on the falls. Flowers are 2 inches in diametre and bloom late spring to early summer. The evergreen foliage is thin with sword-shaped basal leaves that grow in fans with downward arching tips. Naturalizes easily without being invasive. Use in beds, borders, rock gardens, and containers. Deer resistant. Possibly hardy to zone 6. Photo: Wikipedia.

Common Name: Fringed or Crested Iris

Family: Iridaceae (The Iris Family)

Zone Hardiness: 7-9

Light: Part Sun, Full Sun

Height: 8-12"

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour: Blue

Class: Evergreen

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Late Spring - Summer

Soil Moisture: Average

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.

Award: AGM

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

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