Blue-violet with silvery edges, small bright yellow flares, and dark blue-purple upright styles. The large flowers of Iris 'Foreign Intrigue' will add rich color to the summer garden. Early to midseason bloom. Winner of the American Iris Society's Award of Merit.
Iris ensata, known as Japanese Iris, have large blooms that are typically 6-8" across. They bloom in early to midsummer, and nicely extend the Iris season. Good for cut flowers. Linear, upright foliage is attractive all season. Will grow in average garden soil with regular watering, but ideally prefer rich, moisture retentive, acid soil. Clump forming habit. Grow Japanese Iris in beds and borders, alongside water features, or in rain gardens. Mulch to conserve moisture.