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Iris ensata 'Freckled Geisha'

Freckled Geisha Japanese Flag Iris

Iris

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Double white flowers with violet brushed falls, solid violet edges, and a chartreuse beard; good for bogs or ponds as it requires consistent moisture; blooms emerge from lush, sword-like foliage; easy to grow; cut back in the fall to reduce pests

Description

Double white flowers with violet brushed falls, solid violet edges, and a chartreuse beard; good for bogs or ponds as it requires consistent moisture; blooms emerge from lush, sword-like foliage; easy to grow; cut back in the fall to reduce pests

Landscape Attributes

Freckled Geisha Japanese Flag Iris is an herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

Freckled Geisha Japanese Flag Iris is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Mass Planting;General Garden Use;Bog Gardens

Planting & Growing

Freckled Geisha Japanese Flag Iris will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity extending to 3 feet tall with the flowers, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 18 inches apart. The flower stalks can be weak and so it may require staking in exposed sites or excessively rich soils. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

Light Requirement:

partial shade

full sun

Moisture:

moist to wet

Cold Hardy to Zone:

4b

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

24 inches (3 feet with the flowers)

24 inches

Deer Resistant:

true

Fall Color

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