The Plant list

Common Name

IRIS ensata

Laughing Lion

Violet blue flowers with white splashes. June-July. Tall scimitar shaped leaves. Ht. 100cm. Sp. 75cm. Acid or neutral moist soil or bog. Part shade or sun.


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Plant Details: IRIS ensata Laughing Lion

Plant: IRIS

Species: ensata

Variety: Laughing Lion

Common name: Japanese water iris

Family: Iridaceae

Origin: Japan

Flower colour: Red

Flower month: Jun, Jul

Flower scent: None

Foliage colour: Green

Hardy: Hardy

Soil type: Bog or marginal

Aspect: Sun

Evergreen: Deciduous

Height: 100

Spread: 75

Flower type: Single

Flower attribute: Showy

Flower style: Arch Foliage Habit

Leaf colour: Green

Seed month: Aug, Sep

Seed colour: Brown

Self: NO

Container: None

Winter grow conditions: O

Compost: P

Year of introduction: YES

Web rating: Michael Loftus rating 7/10

Special uses: Deer Proof, Rabbit Proof, Marine

Pot Size: 2 litre

Mail Order Details

​We aim to dispatch our container grown stock within 5-7 working days & 7-10 working days’ for bareroot stock. However there may be a delay on certain plants due to regular changes in availability and plant quality. We only send plants of optimum quality therefore your delivery may be split and plants sent to follow later. Whilst we try and keep our website up to date inevitably during busy period’s plants may sell out.

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Collections – For container grown stock we need 4 workings days’ notice before collection & 10 days’ for bareroot stock. You can collect from the nursery on a Wednesday between 9am-4pm or a Saturday between 9am-12noon or on one of our open weekends.

IRIS ensata Laughing Lion photo