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Iris ensata Dinner Plate 'Tum Tim Gros'


Iris ensata Dinner Plate ‘Tum Tim Gros’ has large, 6 inch wide, lavender pink flowers accented with lavender veins.

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 ‘Tum Tim Gros’ (the Thai name for their famous red rubies dessert) has large, 6 inch wide, lavender pink flowers accented with lavender veins and yellow flares at the base of the petals. Blooms 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: Pink

Secondary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Early Summer

Soil Moisture: Moist, Average, Wet

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes

Berries: No


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: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

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