This plant grows well in the following regions:
- SMSierra and Coastal Mountains
- CVCentral Valley
- NCNorth and Central Coast
- SCSouth Coast
Japanese Iris is easily grown in average, medium to wet soils in full sun to part shade. It loves acidic, organically rich, saturated, and moisture-retentive soils. During the growing season, it thrives in standing water (up to 6” deep). Cultivars come in single, double and peony flowered forms in a wide range of colors including shades of blue, lavender, violet-red, pink and white.
This plant grows best on the edge of ponds and typically does not do as well when submerged.
- Full sun
- High water
- Medium water