Iris ensata 'Flying Tiger' ~ 'Flying Tiger' Japanese Iris

'Flying Tiger' Japanese Iris

Iris ensata 'Flying Tiger'


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**Dormancy Note - This plant is currently dormant for the winter! It is available for purchase! Your delivered plant may be dormant, or showing very little top growth. However, you can still plant! These plants are putting all their energy into root production, so they will be ready to thrive in the spring! If you have any issues with your plant the following peak season, you can fill out our return request form to request a replacement plant.

Flying Tiger Japanese Iris is a marginal deciduous perennial with a clumping habit.  The long light green sword-like foliage has a strong central rib and fans upwards.  Sturdy stalks grow from the center of the plant are topped with white flowers that earn a purple hue with purple veins and have a layered yellow and purple center from summer to fall, attracting bees.  Grows best in rich, slightly acidic, moist to wet water-retentive soils.  

Type: 

Perennial

Origins:

SE Siberia and East Asia

Height: 

3' - 4'

Spread: 

1.5’ - 2'

Spacing: 

1.5’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

5 - 9

Culture: 

Full SunPart Sun

Bloom Color: 

White+Purple

Season of Interest:  

Summer, Fall

MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  Medium Maintenance.  Water regularly, then occasionally once established.  Can cut back any dying foliage after flowering.  In winter, it is intolerant of wet or boggy soils- the roots may rot- move to dryer ground for fall and winter.

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland GardensWater Gardens, Ponds and Streams, Naturalized Areas, Foundation Plantings, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS:  Joe Pye Weed, Spiderwort, Turtlehead

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