Iris japonica 'Aphrodite', known as variegated fringed or crested iris, has white petals decorated with blue and yellow markings atop evergreen foliage.
Iris japonica 'Aphrodite' is rare species known as fringed or crested variegated 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. Use in beds, borders, rock gardens, and containers. Deer resistant. Possibly hardy to zone 6..
Common Name: Variegated Fringed or Crested Iris
Family: Iridaceae (The Iris Family)
Zone Hardiness: 7-9
Light: Part Shade
Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Secondary Bloom Colour: Blue
Bloom Time: Late Spring - Summer
Soil Moisture: Average
Deer Resistant: Unknown
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: Miscellaneous - Garden Origin
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