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Iris laevigata & hybrids (Japanese Water Iris or Kakitsubata)

Iris laevigata (from Japan) are true water irises that must be grown in water. Very attractive when used in display gardens. Approximate growth is 1m in height under ideal conditions. Dispatch anytime of the year unless specified.


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Iris 'Starting Versilaev'

Iris 'Starting Versilaev' (Water Iris)
(Tamberg, 1993) An unusual hybrid crossed between Iris versicolor and Iris laevigata. Bold deep red-purple flowers. Very well branched and floriferous. An import from Germany. Rare.
Tolerant of cold temperate climate  Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Small growing - Suitable for small size water gardens or tub style water features  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams

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Iris laevigata (species plant)

Iris laevigata (Japanese Water Iris)
The species plant with simple but beautiful three petalled royal blue flowers. Signals are yellow-white in colour. Mid green leaves. Flowers in abundance over spring. Rare.
Tolerant of cold temperate climate  Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Small growing - Suitable for small size water gardens or tub style water features  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams

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Iris laevigata 'Alba'

Iris laevigata 'Alba' (Japanese Water Iris)
The true white flowered form of the species plant. 3 white petals (falls) with bluish-purple stylearms. Mid green leaves. Not to be confused with cultivar Snowdrift (which has 6 petals). Rare.
Tolerant of cold temperate climate  Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Small growing - Suitable for small size water gardens or tub style water features  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams

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Iris laevigata 'Albopurpurea Monstrosa'

Iris laevigata 'Albopurpurea Monstrosa' (Japanese Water Iris)
Very attractive six petalled white flowers heavily overlaid with bluish-purple. The stylearms are violet-blue. Mid green leaves.
Tolerant of cold temperate climate  Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Small growing - Suitable for small size water gardens or tub style water features  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams

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Iris laevigata 'Colchesterensis'

Iris laevigata 'Colchesterensis' (Japanese Water Iris)
Also known as "Iris laevigata 'Albopurpurea Colchesterensis'" or "Iris laevigata 'Colchesteri'" and are sometimes mistaken for a similar cultivar "Albopurpurea Monstrosa". This iris has very attractive petals heavily tinted with deep blue patches. Stylearms are fully white and short yellow signals. Rare.
Tolerant of cold temperate climate  Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Small growing - Suitable for small size water gardens or tub style water features  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams

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Iris laevigata 'Mottled Beauty'

Iris laevigata 'Mottled Beauty' (Japanese Water Iris)
Beautiful six petalled white flowers overlaid with deep china blue speckles. Stylearms are white with a violet-purple mid-vein line. Mid green leaves.
Tolerant of cold temperate climate  Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Small growing - Suitable for small size water gardens or tub style water features  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams

AUD $15.00 each

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Iris laevigata 'Regal'

Iris laevigata 'Regal' (Japanese Water Iris)
Very beautiful red wine coloured flowers with white signals. Sometimes known as "Iris laevigata 'Atropurpurea'". A very slow increaser. Very limited stock available. Rare.
Tolerant of cold temperate climate  Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Small growing - Suitable for small size water gardens or tub style water features  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams

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Iris laevigata 'Royal Cartwheel'

Iris laevigata 'Royal Cartwheel' (Japanese Water Iris)
(Reid, 1981) Attractive six petalled deep royal blue flowers with eye-catching white signals. Stylearms are also royal blue in colour. Mid green leaves.
Tolerant of cold temperate climate  Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Small growing - Suitable for small size water gardens or tub style water features  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams

AUD $18.00 each

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Iris laevigata 'Semperflorens'

Iris laevigata 'Semperflorens' (Japanese Water Iris)
Beautiful cobalt blue coloured flowers. Tends to rebloom later on in spring. Mid green leaves.
Tolerant of cold temperate climate  Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Small growing - Suitable for small size water gardens or tub style water features  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams

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Iris laevigata 'Snowdrift'

Iris laevigata 'Snowdrift' (Japanese Water Iris)
Very beautiful double white flowers with short yellow signals. White stylearms with a thick mauve-blue mid-vein line. Mid green leaves. Often sold under the incorrect name of "Alba". This hybrid has 6 petals comparing to 'Alba' which only has 3 petals.
Tolerant of cold temperate climate  Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Small growing - Suitable for small size water gardens or tub style water features  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams

AUD $16.50 each

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Iris laevigata 'Speckled White'

Iris laevigata 'Speckled White' (Japanese Water Iris)
Beautiful single white flowers with scattered blue-purple speckles. Mid green leaves. Often sold overseas as the white form of the species plant - Alba (which has bluish-purple stylearms and no speckles). Uncommon.
Tolerant of cold temperate climate  Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Small growing - Suitable for small size water gardens or tub style water features  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams

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Iris laevigata 'Variegata'

Iris laevigata 'Variegata' (Variegated Japanese Water Iris)
Absolutely stunning! Attractive glowing strong blue flowers with variegated bold creamy white and green foliage. Slower to propagate than some of the green leaved cultivars. One for the collector. Rare.
Tolerant of cold temperate climate  Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Small growing - Suitable for small size water gardens or tub style water features  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams

AUD $27.50 each

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Code explanations:

Tolerant of cold temperate climate = Tolerant of cold temperate climate
Tolerant of tropical climate = Tolerant of tropical climate
Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate = Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate
Frost Sensitive - may not survive in climate subjected to frost = Frost Sensitive - may not survive in climate subjected to frost
Full Shade or Indirect Sunlight = Full Shade or Indirect Sunlight
Full Sun = Full Sun
Part Sun & Part Shade = Part Sun & Part Shade
Small growing - Suitable for small size water gardens or tub style water features = Small growing - Suitable for small size water gardens or tub style water features
Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens = Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens
Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams = Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams
Great as cut flowers = Great as cut flowers
Native to Australia = Native to Australia