Item #: 5794
Zones: 5a to 9b
Height: 36" tall
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.
Click to learn all about the genus Iris and to shop.
Click Add to Wishlist to receive an email if this plant is back in stock.
Despite the tongue-twisting name, which means "bright inspiration," we really enjoy this bizarre cross of Iris pseudacorus x Iris ensata. While it grows well in shallow water, we grow ours in dry sand where it is equally wonderful. The deer-resistant foliage emerges chartreuse-yellow in spring, highlighted by the large flowers in mid-May (NC). Each hummingbird-attracting flower is light yellow, topped by an attractive brown marking near the base of the petals. As compared to the prolific-seeding Iris pseudacorus, the best feature of Iris 'Aichi no Kagayaki' (my #@x@x* spell checker keeps insisting on Kawasaki) is its sterility...no garden abortions necessary.