Iris pseudata 'Shiryukyo'

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Will begin shipping Apr 3rd 2023 . Ship by date varies based on your location, hardiness zone, and the maturity level of the plant. If you have a specific shipping time request, please add it in the comments for your order.

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Common Name:
Japenese Iris hybrid
Plant Type:
Sun to Part Sun
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Garden Height:
26-30 Inches
Garden Spread:
44-48 Inches
  • Violet blended flowers
  • Tall, upright grower

Iris pseudata 'Shiryukyo' has gorgeous soft violet flowers with deep purple veining. "Pseudata" Irises are interesting man-made hybrids between Iris pseudocorus (yellow flag) x Iris ensata (Japanese Iris). This results in some gorgeous new color paterns. Both parents grow naturally in wet areas, so if you have one, then take advantage of this unique beauty. It will also grow in most average yards, if provided with supplemental water during summer.

Uses: Bogs, Borders, Landscapes, Mass Plantings, Pond Edges, Rain Gardens, Specimen, Stream Banks
Nature Attraction: Hummingbirds
Critter Resistance: Deer
Notable Features: Cut Flower
Growth Habit: Upright, Clumping

Homeowner Growing Tips: The single most influential factor in your Japanese Iris' health and growth is WATER. Plants with insufficient moisture will be stunted and have smaller flowers, but with plenty of consistent water they will grow big and beautiful. They are well suited to areas beside ponds or near streams where the water table is high, but not covering the roots. Mulching them heavily will ensure that the soil never dries out. Plant in heavy, acidic, rich soil amended with compost or manure. Don't add granular fertilizer around new plantings. Instead, add the fertilizer a month or two prior to planting Japanese Irises. When they are more established you can fertilize them in early spring and then right after they finish blooming.

Photos courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc

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