Iris ensata ‘Purple Sensation’ 

Iris ensata ‘Purple Sensation’


£ 4,49 tax incl.

Availability : Available

Container: 0,7 litre pot

Flowering period: spring flowers

Hardiness zone: zone 7-10

Height: 70 to 100cm

Plant spacing: 40 cm


This iconic Japanese iris produces abundant flowers in June-July and forms large clumps.

Sturdy and fast growing, Iris ensata is a semi-aquatic plant* that likes the waterside and can also thrive in good, garden soil that is sufficiently moist in the summer (heavy, clay soil).

The Iris ensata 'Purple Sensation' cultivar produces giant, 15 cm diameter flowers, as velvety as can be. In the garden we like the yellow/mauve combination with the Ligularia and Lysimachia genera or matching tones with Astilbe chinensis 'Vision in Red'

* Plant above the waterline to keep the rootstock dry in winter.

Cultivation and Propagation
Soil type:heavy wet clay soils, good garden soil, humus rich
Culture advice:Planting soil composed: 1/3 coarse sand, 1/3 garden soil, 1/3 horticultural compost
Aspect:full sun
Special maintenance:Cut off dead flowers, Prune the plant at the end of autumn
Multiplication Tips:Division in early spring
Garden tips:
Garden value:attractive flowering
Garden style:aquatic garden, cottage garden
Landscape interest:mixed-border
Position:middle of the border, back of the border, edge of pond

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