Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Iris ensata 'Sweet Murmur'
W. Marx 61
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Item #: 7926
Zones: 5a to 9b
Height: 26" tall
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)
This 1961 deer-resistant introduction from Oregon's Japanese iris guru, Walter Marx, is one of the shorter Japanese iris we have grown, topping out, starting in mid-June, at 26" tall with flat 6" wide flowers. The wavy petals are white in the center with a ruffled dark purple border...a very nice hummingbird treat. Moist to regular garden soils are fine for Iris 'Sweet Murmur', but divide the clumps every 3-4 years for best flowering.
Flower Color: Multicolor , Purple/Lavender , White/Cream
Bloom Time: Spring
Container Role: 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