Iris Happy Awakening

Japanese Water Iris

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Cultural and Growing Info is provided below.


Magenta purple blossoms outlined in white sport a showy flame of yellow.

Exotic magenta purple blossoms with dark veining are outlined in white; each petal displaying a showy flame of yellow toward the throat. Iris Happy Awakening are ideal for a bog garden, along a stream or pond as plant will even grow in 4 of water. Attracts butterflies, but not deer.

Japanese Irises have been cultivated in Japan for over 500 years and once were restricted to enjoyment by royalty only. Combines well with Ferns and Astilbe.

Code IRHA

Patent

Plant Type Perennials

Species ensata

Height Tall 3'

Spacing Plant 2' apart

Bloom Time Early Summer to Mid-Summer

Sun / Shade Full Sun

Zones 4-9

Soil Type Normal, Acidic, Clay

Water Needs Medium

Sold In Plantable Pots (3.5x3.5x4")

Special Features

  • Deer Resistant

Planting Sites

  • Humidity Tolerant
  • OK in Containers
  • Wet Site Tolerant

Iris General Information

Japanese Iris display some of the most spectacular flowers of all the Irises. Blooms are large, ruffled and flat in form. The last Iris to bloom-generally several weeks after the Bearded Iris. Perfect beside a stream or a pond. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Iris Plant Care

Requires ample moisture in a slightly acid, heavy, rich soil with ample organic matter. In Spring, if rainfall is not sufficient, give extra water until bloom time. Heavy feeders, apply a balanced fertilizer such as 12-12-12 in spring just before blooming.

Plantable Pots

Our plants are grown in 3.5x3.5x4” plantable pots. Made from 100% biodegradable coconut husk fibers (coir), these pots have tremendous advantages over plastic pots. With better air exchange, this "breathable" pot fosters robust root growth and reduces transplant shock since you can plant the pots directly in the ground. The pot naturally becomes part of the soil on its own over time—no composting required—and since they're made from a renewable resource that requires very little energy, they're earth-friendly too!

100% Guarantee

We offer a 100% unconditional guarantee for all our perennials to reach you in good condition and to grow. If you're not satisfied, we'll reship or refund immediately. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions or concerns—we share your passion for gardening and want your new plants to thrive in your border!

Shipping Details

We use custom, earth-friendly packaging to make sure your order arrives in great condition, and we ship based on the best planting time for your growing zone (see the approximate dates below), unless otherwise indicated at checkout. If you wish, you can indicate a specific ship date during checkout.

Spring

  • Zone 3, 4: Early to Mid May
  • Zone 5: Late April to Early May
  • Zone 6: Mid to Late April
  • Zone 7: Early to Mid April
  • Zone 8: Late March to Early April
  • Zone 9, 10: Late March

Fall

  • Zone 2, 3, 4: Early September
  • Zone 5: Early to Mid September
  • Zone 6: Mid September
  • Zone 7: Mid to Late September
  • Zone 8, 9, 10: Late September to Early October