Iris ensata | Rose Queen | Japanese Water Iris

Iris ensata | Rose Queen | Japanese Water Iris

Regular price$16.00
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 When you are looking for an easy-care flower that loves wet conditions, with a splash of gorgeous colour then the Japanese Iris Rose Queen is just what you need!

This flowering perennial has huge, soft drooping petals of semi double, lavender-pink flowers that fade to pale pink, approximately 25cm across on strong stems in midsummer. Coupled with attractive medium sword shaped, linear green foliage that is about 80 cm in height and spead 50 cm. These lovely flowers can also be used as a cut flower.

Japanese Irises usually produce one branch with 2 buds in the terminal and 2 in the branch and are the last Irises to bloom, usually a couple of weeks after the Siberian Irises and about three weeks after the tall bearded Irises that we grow in our gardens.

A native of Japan, these striking iris are among the most elegant and breathtaking Irises and they have been cultivated in Japan for over 500 years.

Unlike many other garden flowers, getting the maximum performance out of your Japanese iris does not involve planting in a well-draining soil. In fact, Japanese iris plants flourish in boggy areas, near ponds and water features or you can even pot them into pots and place them into water, the best mix for this is a heavy soil such as clay with some sand mixed in. Growing in either full sun or partial shade is fine. You can grow these in ordinary garden soils or perennial borders, the key to success however is adequate moisture, particularly during their growing season. The plants are considered heavy feeders so a balanced fertiliser in spring and just before flowering will help maximise their flowering potential, so a heavy mulch will help with this.

Dividing the rhizomes every three to four years in mid summer to early autumn will ensure that your plants continue to flower prolifically. When plants become crowded they tend to offer fewer flowers so division will ensure that their optimum growing conditions are provided.

Winter dormant | Hardy

Height to 90cm x clumping to about 60cm

Plant size PB2 | Equivalent 1.2 litres
We have updated our shipping rates:
Depending on the number of plants you are ordering the cost of freight will vary as indicated by the shipping rates below.
  • Auckland City | $12 minimum
  • Middle North Island | $15 minimum
  • Rest of North Island | $16 minimum
  • South Island | $25 minimum
Please note... Shipping to South Island is applied as Economy by default. If you wish to upgrade your order to overnight courier, please add this to the note section of your order or get in touch with us and we will contact you with the price difference and await your confirmation.
If your order exceeds shipping rates (Shipping rates are calculated to 24kg maximum = approx. 24 x 1 Litre sized plants), please contact us for assistance at to organize shipping arrangements.
    For smaller items such as moon calendars, books, cards, stationery and other items can be sent for a lesser rate which will be automatically applied, which you will see at checkout.

    Upon checking out, the freight charged is applied based on weight and your location, including rural destinations.

    • All of our orders are dispatched using NZ Post which is a fully tracked service   
    • Our freight is calculated by weight and volume.  For plant orders, you may wish to order the maximum number of plants that will fit in a box to make freight more cost-effective or perhaps share an order with a friend
    • Plant orders will only be dispatched on Monday's and Tuesday's this will ensure that your order is not held in a depot over the weekend
    • All parcels are set at "Authority to leave" which means if you're not home at the time of delivery the courier will leave your parcel in a safe place on your property
    • Most NZ Post deliveries are a two-day service with the exception of rural and South Island delivery which may add up to two days. 


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