Remarkably beautiful, regal blooms in late spring to early summer. Both the standards and falls on Iris 'Lion King'are much larger than the species with ruffled, wide, deep violet-purple edges and a lovely striped pattern that flows out from the white centers.
Iris ensata, known as Japanese Iris, bloom in early to midsummer, and nicely extend the Iris season. Their slender upright foliage is lovely all season long. They have large blooms that are typically 6-8" across and make good cut flowers. Will grow in average garden soil with regular watering, but ideally prefer rich, moisture retentive, acid soil. Have a clump forming habit and are deer resistant. row Japanese Iris in beds and borders, alongside water features, or in rain gardens. Mulch to conserve moisture. Avoid wet winter conditions.