One of the largest flowering of the irises. Although not a marsh plant, Iris ensata looks great when bordering a pond or stream. Large flowers appear in late spring to early summer, with a yellow blotch on each fall. The graceful leaves have a prominent midrib. The variegated forms of foliage stand out along a pool/stream edge.
Care and Maintenance:
Prefers part shade in hot areas, rich acid/loamy soil and plenty of moisture, even growing in shallow water as long as they are not submerged during the cold winter months.