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Common Name

IRIS ensata Variegata

Lovely purple flowers complemented by grey and white striped leaves. This plant reaches a height of 75cm with a spread of 60cm. It thrives in moist soil or boggy conditions, making it a perfect addition to your garden. It enjoys the sun but can also tolerate partial shade.

Dispatch from early February


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Plant Details: IRIS ensata Variegata

Plant: IRIS

Species: ensata

Variety: Variegata

Common name: Japanese water iris

Family: Iridaceae

Origin: Japan

Flower colour: Purple

Flower month: Jun, Jul

Flower scent: None

Foliage colour: Variegated

Hardy: Hardy

Soil type: Moist soil, Bog or marginal

Aspect: Sun

Evergreen: Deciduous

Height: 75

Spread: 60

Flower type: Single

Flower attribute: Showy

Foliage style: Arch Foliage Habit

Leaf colour: Variegated

Seed month: Aug, Sep

Seed colour: Brown

Winter grow conditions: Outside

Container Compost: Peat Substitute Compost

Web rating: Woottens rating 8/10

Special uses: Deer Proof, Rabbit Proof

Pot Size: Bareroot

Sub Group: Ensata, Water Iris

Dispatch Times

  • We aim to dispatch majority of orders within 5-7 working days
  • There are EXCEPTIONS during busy periods – please click here to find out about current dispatch times
  • Some plants are seasonal and only dispatched at certain times of the year. Including Pelargoniums, Auriculas and Irises click here for more details
  • Bareroot plants can take between 7-10 days before dispatch.
  • 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.
  • Sometimes it is necessary to ‘cut back’ your plants for the good of the plants and to insure safe packing and arrival of your order. We only do this to herbaceous perennials that will rejuvenate stronger from the base.
  • If there are any problems with your order you will contacted via email or phone to discuss the order


  • Potted plants ordered for collection from the nursery can be ready 4 working days after the order has been placed.
  • Bareroot plants ordered for collection from the nursery can be ready 10 working days after the order has been placed
  • Collections can be picked up any day by appointment except Sunday.
  • Please specify which date you will be collecting on in the 'order notes' box at the checkout.

IRIS ensata Variegata photo

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