Iris ensata 'Laughing Lion'
Also called Woodland Iris
Suitable Substitutions for Iris ensata 'Laughing Lion'
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
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.
Iris ensata 'Laughing Lion' Characteristics
Soil MoistureMoist to Wet Soils
Moist to Average
Flowering TimeLt. Spr-Sum