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Iris ensata 'Agripinella'
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Iris ensata Agripinella

Agripinella Japanese Iris

Item #: 8146

Zones: 5a to 9b

Height: 36" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: Japan

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

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I don't know what an agripinella is, although I think I ate one once in Vietnam, but I do know that the iris by that name is a real stunner. Iris 'Agripinella' is a selection of Japanese iris that begins flowering for us in early June with 3' tall stalks, topped with huge 8" wide flowers with 6 horizontal lavender purple petals, each highlighted by a central white blotch that radiates out into the petal like sun rays...attractive to hummingbirds. As with all Japanese iris, moist soil is best, although they perform fine under typical garden conditions. For best flowering, divide Iris ensata clumps every 3-4 years...your neighbors asked me to remind you.

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