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Iris pseudata ‘Tsukiyono’

MidSeason Irises, Late Season Irises

Iris pseudata 'Tsukiyono', Iris pseudacorus, Iris ensata, Orange Iris, Flowers for wet soils, Plants for wet soils, Best Japanese Iris

Iris pseudata ‘Tsukiyono’ is a vigorous, clump-forming, rhizomatous perennial with ravishing pale lavender flowers adorned with deep purple eyelash markings and a prominent bright yellow signal. Elegantly rising up to 40 in. (100 cm), this midseason to late season Iris will exhibit its exquisite blooms in early to mid-summer. Iris pseudata is a cross between iris pseudacorus and iris ensata. Like its parents, it performs incredibly well in wet garden areas. Spectacular when planted in groups, this lovely Iris will excel at providing vertical interest in the garden.

  • Easy to grow, this iris performs best in full sun or part shade, in humus-rich, medium to wet, acidic soils. It loves moisture-retentive soils and thrives in standing water, up to 6 in. deep (15 cm), during the growing season.
  • Will grow successfully in ordinary garden soils or perennial borders as long as it receives adequate moisture, especially during the growing season.
  • No serious insect or disease problems. Watch for slugs and snails as well as wet conditions in winter which may cause root rot.
  • Deer and rabbit resistant, wet soil tolerant.
  • A welcomed addition to water gardens, Japanese gardens, along pools or streams. Most spectacular when planted in large groupings where it develops a bouquet effect
  • Propagate by division of rhizomes from midsummer to early fall. Remove any dying foliage in the fall. Old flower stems may be cut down after flowering.
  • All parts may cause discomfort if ingested. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling.
  • Toxic to dogs, toxic to cats, toxic to horses.

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 9
Heat Zones 1 - 9
Climate Zones 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Aquatic Plants, Perennials
Plant Family Iridaceae
Genus Iris ensata
Common names Iris
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid)
Height 3' - 4'
(90cm - 120cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 18" - 24"
(50cm - 60cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average, High
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Poorly Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit, Wet Soil
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Bog Gardens, Ponds And Streams, Rain Gardens, Wall-Side Borders, Water Gardens
Garden Styles Japanese Garden, Informal and Cottage, City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Iris pseudata ‘Yarai’
Iris pseudata ‘Shiryukyo’
Iris ensata var. spontanea (Japanese Water Iris)
Iris ensata ‘Flashing Koi’ (Japanese Iris)
Iris ensata ‘Lion King’ (Japanese Iris)
Iris ensata ‘Crystal Halo’ (Japanese Iris)

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Iris ensata (Japanese Iris)
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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
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Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 9
Heat Zones 1 - 9
Climate Zones 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Aquatic Plants, Perennials
Plant Family Iridaceae
Genus Iris ensata
Common names Iris
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid)
Height 3' - 4'
(90cm - 120cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 18" - 24"
(50cm - 60cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average, High
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Poorly Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit, Wet Soil
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Bog Gardens, Ponds And Streams, Rain Gardens, Wall-Side Borders, Water Gardens
Garden Styles Japanese Garden, Informal and Cottage, City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden
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