Japanese clematis iris

Elegant beardless iris in shades of purple with yellow flecks in summer



Iris ensata (Iris kaempferi)
aka Japanese water iris, Japanese flag
  • rhizomatous perennial
  • erect, clump-forming
  • narrow, strap-like, mid-green leaves
  • purple or purple-red flowers with small, erect standards
  • midsummer,

H 0.9m
S 0.5m

sun to part shade

boggy, moisture retentive


Notes: Purchased March 2022 Matlock garden centre – was in the marginals but prefers to be out of the water most months and in boggy soil and thus have planted in the Marsh Garden