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Orchid Iris (Iris japonica (Orchid Iris))

This was a nice surprise today!
Went to tidy up the dead foliage and found it in bloom!!!

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That is unusual Meanie....very pretty!

17 Apr, 2011


Oh now, is this one of those Iris 'Ensata' types? it's very pretty anyway!

17 Apr, 2011


Stunning colours like a rainbow lovely one Meanie.;O))

17 Apr, 2011


Thanks all!
Karen - it's I.japonica, a separate species which despite it's name is native to China. I believe that I.ensata is a borderline bog plant whereas this requires free draining soil. This is as hardy as hell too!

18 Apr, 2011



18 Apr, 2011


Thanks Motinot!

19 Apr, 2011


excellent photo and plant.

24 Apr, 2011


Thanks - it's certainly one of my favourites!

24 Apr, 2011


That is totally delicious! I cant wait...gonna check mine in the morning just in cast...

26 Apr, 2011


Patience Tetrarch.

They do seem to sneak up out of nowhere though.

27 Apr, 2011

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