Violet, blue or purple flowers open with a large violet-veined and speckled yellow or white patch on the falls, deeply coloured blue standards opening above slender foliage. Making superb strong clumps this is one of easiest-to-grow irises. It comes from West Bengal, near the border with Nepal in the Himalaya region.
For best results, sow immediately onto a good soil-based compost. Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. They can be sown at any time, and germination can sometimes be quicker if kept at 15 to 20 degrees C. We sow most seeds in an unheated greenhouse and wait for natural germination, as many seeds have built-in dormancy mechanisms, often waiting for natural spring germination, hence giving them a full season of growth.
Common name:Japanese Iris