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Iris japonica Variegated Crested Iris 180MM

Iris japonica ‘Variegated Crested Iris’ – 180MM

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I am Variegated Crested Iris. My family originated from Asia

Botanic Name: Iris japonica ‘Varegated ‘

Clumping/Strappy – Variegated foliage

Easy to grow and low maintenance I am a variegated form of the popular Crested Iris. I am the perfect choice to add structure and brighten up shady areas with my cream variegations and upright strappy form.

My blooms are a delicate white with yellow centred petals and inner petals of mauve and white with frilly “bearded” ends. The blooms perform well when cut to be enjoyed indoors.

Hardy and adaptable I am just as happy planted out in the garden or grown in pots and other containers.

Part to Full Shade (morning or filtered sun for 4-6 hours, to no direct sun)
Height: 0.6m Width: 0.6m
(Can be kept trimmed to Height: 0.6m Width: 0.6m)
I need minimal water once established
Great For Pots
Suitable for coastal planting, I am happy in most soils including those that are poor and impoverished
I am popular and will make you happy because…
I produce white Iris-like flowers on branched stems in spring and summer
I grow well in pots and am a great way to brighten up patios and paved areas
Flowering in late spring and summer my blooms and variegated foliage may be cut to be enjoyed indoors

    Plant me:

  • in pots and other containers
  • in hanging baskets
  • in garden beds and general landscaping
  • to be cut flowers to be enjoyed indoors

Tips for success…

I benefit from a yearly feed and a blanket of mulch every so often
Plant me 40cm apart
100% Recyclable Pot and Label
Most pots and labels made from 100% recycled polypropylene

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