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Iris ensata Royal Banner

Japanese Iris

Purple to deep blue blooms with a yellow throat are borne above strap-like foliage with prominent midribs. Attractive to butterflies. Deer resistant. Suitable for pond-side, bog or moist garden.


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Status: Large Dormant
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  • Category:Perennial
  • Hardiness Zone:4-9
  • Height:30-32 Inches
  • Spread:18-24 Inches
  • Bloom Color: Blue, Purple

Best in full sun to light shade and moist to wet soils. Tolerant of excessive moisture including bogs. Prefers acidic soil. Can tolerate clay soil.

Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Exposure
Full Sun
Sun/Light Shade
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist/Well-Drained
Moist
Wet
Flowering Months
June
July
Foliage Color
Green
Attributes
Bog
Clay Soil
Cut Flower
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Iris ensata 'Royal Banner'

During the growing season, it thrives in standing water (up to 6” deep). However in winter, it is intolerant of both standing water and boggy soils where rhizomes may rot.