Iris ensata variegata


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Iris ensata variegata is a great addition to many gardens. This plant it does well in moist to dry soil and grows 2 to 3 feet tall. This iris makes a statement woodland gardens Japanese gardens and also tropical landscapes. The dark purple flowers emerge in spring and last a few weeks. The most appealing part of this plant is the variegated grass like foliage which is stunning all summer long. Each leaf has a large white band running up the foliage from top to bottom. Add it to a Colocasias or Pineapple lily arrangement and you have a show stopper.

Plants can also grow well in bogs or water features.


Plants are potted in 4 1/2 inch pots.



Foliage: 1/2 inch wide grass like variegated foliage

Flower: purple flowers held above foliage with yellow throats

Height: 2 to 3 feet tall

Situation: Full sun part shade. Can grow in water or on land.

Zone: 5 and up

Species/Hybridizer – ?

Additional information

Pot Size:

4 – 4.5" pot

USDA Hardiness Zone:

5-10 zone


2-3 feet


1-3 feet

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Water Requirements:

Regular watering to bog conditons