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    02 / 01 / 2016

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I bought this from a gentleman from the Buckhead Gardening Club at a church sale three years ago. He said it was a Japanese Iris. It’s spreading a lot. Only flowered last year briefly before a cold snap moved it. I am transplanting some into a wood land garden but I’d love a positive ID before I spread it around too much. I’m thinking dwarf crested Iris? Are there invasive irises? Any information is appreciated. Thanks!


  • Genie Gordon Unregistered says:

    I believe you have Japanese Roof Iris. Scientific name is Iris tectorum. Actually native to China, Korea and Burma. Got it years ago from a Douglas County Master Gardener who brought this plant for our plant sale. Interesting history–Japanese women grew on rooftops and used crushed roots for their white face powder.

    May 29th, 2020 at 8:58am

  • richmaile Green Thumb says:

    Thanks – the flowers do look like Iris confusa, but the foliage on this plant is on the ground, not raised. Another source just suggested its Iris japonica – possibly ‘Eco Easter’. Based on what I see, I think that’s right. Thanks again!

    February 4th, 2016 at 12:09pm

  • Rich Maile Green Thumb says:

    Thanks! It does look a lot like Iris Confusa. The only thing is the fronds are at the ground, not on a tall stem like in photos I see? The flowers look identical, though!

    February 3rd, 2016 at 6:21am

  • Witchazel Master Identifier says:

    It is Asian but more likely the bamboo iris, or Iris Confusa.

    February 2nd, 2016 at 10:06pm

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