Gracieuse Japanese Iris

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The elegant blooms of 'Gracieuse' Japanese Iris call to mind prized orchids as they float gracefully on tall stems. Blooming from early to mid-summer, flowers have white petals that darken to an ethereal purple-blue at the edges, with delicate yellow brushstrokes at the center. Plant this beauty near water features where soil stays consistently moist, and delight in the luminous blooms and graceful foliage. All season, arching leaves form an attractive backdrop for neighboring plants. (Iris ensata)
Zones 4 - 9
Bee Friendly
Deer Resistant
Great For Mass Plantings
Good For Cut Flowers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height 32-36" tall , 18-20" wide
Bloom TimeEarly to mid summer

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Plant Information
Highly prized for the refined beauty of its blooms, 'Gracieuse' Japanese Iris brings a strong vertical element with its sword-shaped leaves and long-stemmed blooms. Unlike their Bearded Iris cousins that require well-drained soil, Japanese Irises prefer soil that stays consistently moist and thrive near ponds and other water features where there is moist soil. Although related to native North American irises, this species is native to Asia and is highly prized in Japan where it has been cultivated for hundreds of years. Japanese Irises are some of the most popular Irises, and are usually planted in spring. They form large lavish clumps and are highly decorative, blooming in late summer. They are a good selection for cut flowers.
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Associated SKUsAM020534
AM020405 (Bag of 3) - Out of stock.
AM020406 (Bag of 12) - Out of stock.
Common Name
Gracieuse Japanese Iris
Botanical Name
Iris ensata Gracieuse
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Purple, White
Mature Height
32-36" tall
Mature Spread
18-20" wide
Bloom Time
Early to mid summer
Planting Depth
1" deep
Ships As
Bare Root
Soil Type
Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil, Clay Soil
Soil Moisture
Moist / Wet
Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Great For Mass Plantings, Good For Cut Flowers
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Neonicotinoid Free
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals
Rhizomes may be poisonous
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
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Zone 9Shipping begins the week of March 20th, 2023
Zone 10Shipping begins the week of March 20th, 2023

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