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Iris japonica 'Wuhan Angel'
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Iris japonica Wuhan Angel

Wuhan Angel Japanese Evergreen Iris

Item #: 8518

Zones: 7b to 10b, at least

Height: 20" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Shade

Origin: China

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

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We are pleased to have introduced and named this 2001 Hayes Jackson selection of the deer-resistant Iris japonica, made in a wooded area at the Wuhan Botanical Garden in Hubei, China. This stoloniferous evergreen groundcover spreads by thin rhizomes just below the mulch surface and makes a 10' wide groundcover-worthy patch in only 3 years. The fans of 20" long sword-like dark green leaves are topped with clusters of white orchid-like flowers in March and early April (NC). Iris japonica 'Wuhan Angel' is a nice change from the more typical light lavender flowers of this species.

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