I received a large healthy plant that is now blooming. This plant is a winner! Thank you for offering it.
Iris pseudata 'Yarai'
- Large, peach blended flowers
- Tall, upright grower
- Excellent in damp areas
Iris pseudata 'Yarai' has gorgeous soft peach 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.