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Shogun Japanese Iris

Blooms After Others Have Faded


Latest iris to bloom! Exceptionally large, royal red blooms accented by a yellow and white throat. Blooms early to midsummer; lasts for several weeks. Grows 12- to 18-in. Bareroot. Zones 4-9.
  • Zone 4 - 9 (-20° F.)
  • Height 24 - 40 inches
  • Shade Required Full sun/partial shade

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  • Botanical Name: Iris ensata 'Shogun'; Family Iridaceae (Iris Family)
  • Height: 24 - 40 inches
  • Spacing: 12 - 18 inches
  • Depth: Dig a shallow hole 2-4" deep and twice as wide as the rhizome. Place the rhizome on a small mound in the middle of this hole and spread the roots. Fill the hole with soil, but only partially cover the rhizome. Water thoroughly.
  • Spread: 12 - 18"
  • Sun/Shade: Full sun/partial shade
  • Color: Royal red with yellow and white throat.
  • Foliage: Long, narrow, sword-like bright green.
  • Blooms: Early to mid summer for several weeks.
  • Fruit: Capsules, sometimes used in dried arrangements.
  • Form: Perennial
  • Flower Form: 5 - 6 inch flowers with 3 to 6 large petals hanging down rather than upright standards like bearded iris.
  • Soil Requirements: Humus enriched, moisture retentive and on the acid side. Dislikes sandy soil.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Pruning: Tolerant to pruning in late fall or early winter. Can wait to remove dead leaves in spring.
  • Comments: The last of the Iris varieties to bloom. Very large orchid-like blooms against beautiful sword-like foliage. Deer resistant. Hardy - few problems. A light winter mulch is recommended in cold areas, remove in early spring before growth starts.

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