Puriri Lane | Iris Wattii | Evansia | Fringed Iris
Puriri Lane | Iris Wattii | Evansia | Fringed Iris
Puriri Lane | Iris Wattii | Evansia | Fringed Iris

Iris japonica | Fringed Iris | White

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perfect for pollinators

Iris japonica is a very beautiful crested Iris originating from Asia which produces delicate frilled flowers that have a soft touch of lavender on their fan-shaped flowers. They are so-called crested irises because of the ridged area on the tops of their three large petals. Each stem of flowers can bear up to fifty flowers on each stem over a long flowering period of a couple of months. The foliage is shiny green and sword shaped. Iris japonica is an evergreen perennial. The white is not often seen, there is also a blue variety which we also have which you can see here.

These plants look superb massed under trees and provide a wonderful groundcover.  They tend to spread reasonably quickly resulting in large clumps.  We find that plants can be easily divided and should have this done to ensure that flowering does not reduce over time.  Easy care they are an excellent choice for the border, in pots and as mentioned as a ground cover under trees which is how we use them.

Whilst we love the look of our iris in the garden, they make spectacular cut flowers in a vase inside and keep for up to 2 weeks.  Here a few handy tips to ensure you get the most out of your indoor iris displays.

  • Keep an eye on iris flowers in your garden, and pick them just as the top flower is starting to unfurl. It’s best to cut them using sharp secateurs early in the morning or in the evening
  • Some people advise recutting your iris at an angle once they are inside, either under a running tap or underwater in a bucket.
  • Display your iris out of direct sunlight and breezes. Change the water every three days or when it becomes murky and recut the stems if necessary.  Pinch off the wilted flowers as the blooms emerge lower down the stem. 

Flowering is normally from mid Spring around about October until December. 

Not much care is required although some general slow-release fertiliser such as blood or bone at about a handful per square metre in spring is appreciated. Do not use lime on irises as they like the soil to be more acidic.

If planting multiple plants, plant at approximately 60cm spacing.

Height up to 1m with flower stems standing above the leaves

Perennial | Evergreen

Plant size: PB2 I  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 hello@puririlaneaddenbrooke.co.nz 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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