Bloom Period: early summer, June
Plant Height: 36"-48"
This majestic plant produces huge 7 to 8 inch, fully double blossoms with standards and falls much larger than the species. Each petal displays a wide, grape purple edge that feathers into the pure white center. Tall, stately perennial. Awards: HM 1999, AM 2001, W.A. Payne Medal 2003.
Japanese Iris rhizomes should be planted 2 to 3 inches deep in rich, acidic, consistently moist soil. Never let the soil dry out. They have the largest flowers of all iris and are the last to bloom (almost a month after siberian iris).
Originator: Bob Bauer/John Coble 1996
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