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Iris ensata 'Sweet Murmur'
@ 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

Culture: Sun

Origin: Japan

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

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.

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.