Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Iris ensata 'Agrippinella'
Agrippinella Japanese Iris
Item #: 8146
Zones: 5a to 9b
Height: 36" tall
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)
I don't know what an agrippinella 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 'Agrippinella' is a selection of Japanese iris that begins flowering for us in early June (NC) 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.
Flower Color: Multicolor , Purple/Lavender
Leaf Color: Green
Bloom Time: Spring
Container Role: Fillers , Thrillers
Garden Themes: Cottage Garden Plants
Other: Bog Garden Plants , Butterfly Attracting Plants , Edimentals , Cut Flower Plants , Deer Resistant Plants , Hummingbird Plants , Pollinator Plants , Medicinal Plants , Plants from Japan , Plants that Attract Birds , Rabbit Resistant Plants , Rain Garden Plants