Iris ensata 'Lion King' - Japanese Water Iris

Japanese Water Iris

Iris ensata 'Lion King'

Also called Woodland Iris

  • AKA Iris kaempferi 'Lion King'
  • Flat, open-faced, ruffled flower
  • Large double white flowers with a purple margin that bleeds into the centre
  • Up to three flower buds per stalk
  • Bright green sword-like leaves with prominent centre ribs, 3-4 cm wide
  • Bloom Time: June to July
  • Flower Size: 20 cm



60-90 cm

40-50 cm

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Iris ensata grow best in a rich, moist to wet soil, in full sun or partial shade. These cultivars are not tolerant of dry conditions and are best sited along wet pond edges or streams. During the growing season, they thrive with their roots submerged, however, to avoid root rot, they should be removed from the water for winter.