Iris ensata 'Redundant'

Japanese Water Iris

Plant Type:


Iris ensata 'Redundant' - Irises are light lavender-blue with slightly darker standards. The large white signals on the falls striped in lavender blue softens further the gentle, pastel overall look of each flower. But the softness of the flower belies the toughness of this species! Yes, this selection of Japanese Flag Iris can flower again in June after its initial May bloom in northeastern Connecticut. Grassy blue-green leaves with a light, glaucous blush look good all season providing a solid, vertical contrast to more leafy perennials. Site in full sun planted in rich, damp soil. 'Redundant' is a clumping perennial with moderately fast increase. Establishe potted Iris from division.


20-24 in


16 in


Lavender Blue


(4?)5 to 9
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Item Description Price  
IRISERED Iris ensata 'Redundant' (3.5 inch Square Press Fit Pot Extra Deep – 1.52 pints / 720 ml.) $16.00

Characteristics and Attributes for Iris ensata 'Redundant'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Spring / Early Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / into Autumn

Nature Attraction

  • Deer Resistant
  • Honey Bees & Native Bees
  • Butterflies


  • Full Sun


  • Border
  • Edging
  • Specimen
  • Accent
  • Marginal

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium


  • Fertile
  • Organic
  • Wet
  • Moist


  • Asia

Propagated By

  • Division

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.