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Iris ensata 'Laughing Lion'

Also called Woodland Iris


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Japanese Water Iris

 

More About Iris ensata 'Laughing Lion'

  • AKA Iris kaempferi 'Laughing Lion'
  • Flat, open-faced flower
  • Large, double flowers of deep purple with small, creamy flecks and yellow signals
  • Up to three, flower buds per stalk
  • Bright green, sword-like foliage with a prominent, centre rib, 3-4 cm wide
  • Bloom Time: June to July
  • Flower Size: 20 cm

Zone:

4

Height:

60-90 cm

Spread:

40-50 cm

Colour:

Purple (deep)

Japanese Water Iris Growing and Maintenance Tips

Iris ensata grow best in a rich, moist to wet soil, in full sun or partial shade. These cultivars are not tolerant of dry conditions and are best sited along wet, pond edges or streams. During the growing season, they thrive with their roots submerged, however, the water should be removed during the winter months to avoid root rot.

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Iris ensata 'Laughing Lion' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Bog or water garden
Bog or water garden

Soil Moisture

Moist to Wet Soils
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum
Summer

Habit

Upright
Clumping

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Border/edging
Woodland/woods edge