Japanese Variegated Iris Shallow Water Plant


The Japanese Variegated Iris, known scientifically as Iris ensata ‘Variegata,’ is a breathtaking perennial that brings an exotic touch to any setting. This particular variety stands out with its striking green and yellow-striped foliage, which provides a vibrant backdrop for the deep purple flowers that bloom in the early to mid-summer. Perfect for water gardens and borders and as a stunning focal point in any landscape, the Japanese Variegated Iris thrives in wet conditions, making it an ideal choice for those looking to add a touch of elegance to pond edges or other moist areas of their garden.

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Characteristics and Special Features

  • Common Names: Japanese Variegated Iris, Variegated Sweet Iris
  • Zones: 4-9, making it suitable for various climates.
  • Light Requirements: Prefers full sun to partial shade. In hotter regions, some afternoon shade is beneficial.
  • Soil Preference: Enjoys moist, well-draining soil. It is ideal for the edges of ponds and water gardens where the soil remains wet.
  • Height at Maturity: Reaches 24-36 inches (60-90 cm), making it a striking mid-height plant for any garden.
  • Width at Maturity: Spreads 18-24 inches (45-60 cm), providing a lush, full appearance.
  • Bloom Color: Deep purple flowers add a dramatic flair to your garden in the blooming season.
  • Bloom Time: Early to mid-summer, offering a vibrant display when many other plants are just starting to fade.
  • Foliage Color: Green leaves with distinctive yellow stripes, offering year-round visual interest even when not in bloom.

Why Purchase from Chalily?

  • Top-Quality Plants: We pride ourselves on supplying only the healthiest, most vibrant Japanese Variegated Iris plants.
  • Expert Advice: Our gardening experts are here to help you every step of the way, ensuring your irises thrive.
  • Fast Shipping: Your order will be carefully packed and shipped promptly, arriving ready to plant and flourish.
  • Satisfaction Guaranteed: We stand behind the quality of our plants with a satisfaction guarantee. If you’re not happy, we’re not happy.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: How often should I water the Japanese Variegated Iris?

A: These irises prefer moist conditions. Water them regularly, especially during dry periods, to keep the soil wet.

Q: Can the Japanese Variegated Iris grow in full sun?

A: Yes, they can thrive in full sun to partial shade. However, some afternoon shade can help protect the plants in very hot summers.

Q: When is the best time to plant the Japanese Variegated Iris?

A: The ideal planting time is in the spring or early fall, allowing the plants to establish themselves before the extreme weather of summer or winter.

Q: How do I care for my iris in the winter?

A: In most climates, Japanese Variegated Iris requires minimal winter care. 

Q: How long will it take for my iris to bloom after planting?

A: We ship mature plants so you can expect blooms the first year!

NOTES FROM THE EXPERTS AT CHALILY: Our live plants are delivered as bare root plants. This means that the plant has mature, growing root structures ready to be planted. We recommend Chalily Lily and Lotus Fertilizer for all flowering aquatic plants.

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