Lion King Iris
Nothing less could describe the incredible show this Japanese Iris puts on in early summer. The gigantic 7-8" flowers were fully double, with standards and falls much larger than the species. Each petal displays a wide, grape purple edge that feathers into the pure white center. A small sunshine yellow signal is tucked down into the base of each widely ruffled petal. Unlike the Tall Bearded Iris, the beardless Japanese Iris has a flat bloom, narrower leaves, and smaller, more compact rhizomes. They have the largest flowers of all irises, and make wonderful spring accents for the edge of water gardens. Japanese irises are the latest to bloom, about a month after the Siberian irises. At maturity, Lion King reaches 3 - 4' tall and 24 - 30" wide.