Iris ensata 'Rose Queen'
Japanese water iris 'Rose Queen'
'Rose Queen' is a clump-forming herbaceous perennial to 1m with narrow, green, drooping foliage and small, pale lilac-pink flowers, the falls deep mauve towards the base
SynonymsIris laevigata 'Rose Queen'
Iris 'Rose Queen'
Ultimate height0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height2–5 years
Ultimate spread0.1–0.5 metres
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- Partial shade
South–facing or West–facing or East–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
- Clump forming
- Potentially harmful
- Ingestion may cause severe discomfort. Wear gloves and wash hands after handling
Iris may be rhizomatous or bulbous perennials, with narrow leaves and erect stems bearing flowers with 3 large spreading or pendent fall petals, alternating with 3 erect, often smaller, standard petals, in late winter, spring or early summer
- Name status
How to grow
Grow in moist, deep, acid, humus-rich soil in full sun or partial shade
Propagate by division from midsummer to early autumn, plant immediately in flowering positions
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Cottage and informal garden
- Flower borders and beds
Cut back after flowering
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