Hardy / Iris, Japanese Variegated $

Iris, Japanese Variegated
Iris ensata variegata

Hardy Plant Bloody Dock

RHS Award of Garden Merit.  Early midseason bloom of bluish-purple.  Stunning silvery vertical variegation stays strong all summer.  Vigorous grower that stays in place without taking over, if given the right conditions:  Lots of sun, very moist slightly acidic soil.  Will also do well in a streambed with constantly flowing water, or at the edge of the pond.  Classic taller iris look without wilting foliage later in the season.

Size: 24 to 36 inches

Zone: 4- 9

Light: Full sun