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Iris ensata 'Emotion'

Japanese Water Iris

Plant Type:


Iris ensata 'Emotion' – Refined, beautiful and will capture your fancy! ...The pics speak for themselves. Elegant July flowers hover in abundance above narrow, erect leaves with a bare, glaucous overlay. Full sun in rich, damp soil. 'Emotion' is not a quick increaser. Patience is advised; as with peonies this species sometimes takes a year or two to settle in before the flowers arrive. Worth the wait! Established potted Iris from division..


30-42 in


16 in


Blue, White

Characteristics and Attributes for Iris ensata 'Emotion'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Spring / Early Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / into Autumn

Nature Attraction

  • Honey Bees & Native Bees
  • Deer Resistant


  • Full Sun


  • Bog
  • Accent
  • Border
  • Marginal
  • Specimen

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow


  • Organic
  • Wet
  • Moist
  • Fertile


  • Garden Origin

Genus Overview: Iris

Common Name: Iris

From small woodland species and tiny forms happy in a sunny trough to those that stretch to one's waist and higher irises are among the most beautiful and unique of herbaceous perennials. They come in an amazing array of colors with fans of foliage that provide textural contrast to other garden denizens long after the flowers have passed. None that we carry are especially common. All are beautiful in the full sun border with many adaptable to pond's edge. They want a home! Pot grown division unless otherwise indicated.