“I couldn't find it anywhere and was sent to an iris farm. That's where I discovered the American Iris Society.” Harris has been growing and hybridizing iris ensata for more than 30 years. He has also started working with a closely related iris: Iris
One of my favorite water garden plants isn't a water lily or even a plant that's sold at most water gardening stores. But it thrives in the water and even survives the New England winter submerged in my pond. It's Japanese iris (Iris ensata) — a tall
A: The flowers on Japanese iris (Iris ensata) are among the most beautiful of all irises. They feature unusual flat blossoms that can be anywhere from 4-12 inches across and come in a variety of colors, often edged in contrasting shades. Although these
Q&A: Which plants like wet feet?
Water early in the cool of the morning to minimize evaporation and, where practical, use soaker hoses to water vegetable and garden beds. Grouping plants according to their water needs makes it much easier to know how much and often to water in each area of the garden. Plant thirsty plants like Ligularia, Hostas and Hydrangeas in shadier areas or in low spots that tend to stay moist, and save the hot, sunny locations for drought-tolerant heat lovers such as lavender, salvia and dwarf conifers. Consider allowing your lawn to go dormant, and if you decide to water the grass, remember that even in hot, dry weather, lawns generally need only an inch of water per week. Arborist wood chips are a great choice for areas dominated with woody trees and shrubs, while compost is the best choice for...
A: There are some incredible shrubs and perennials that prefer damp conditions and can withstand having their roots submerged underwater for short periods in rainy weather. One of the most colorful for summer bloom is Japanese iris (Iris ensata). These
Sol: sans trop de calcaire, sol ordinaire humifère, humide à trempé (I. ensata). Exposition: Soleil ou mi-ombre. Plantation: octobre-novembre entre 7 à 12 cm de profondeur. Prévoir 5 à 6 pieds par m2. Conduite de culture: Pensez à supprimer les fleurs