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Japanese Iris (JI)

Japanese Irises (I. ensata) are the imperial class of the iris world.

At up to 4 feet tall with dinner plate size flowers, Japanese irises are truly garden royalty. That they are last of the iris world to bloom proves that Mother Nature saved the best for last. With a little extra TLC, a garden that includes Japanese irises will be the envy of your gardening world.

Cascadia Iris Gardens is proud to host a National Japanese Iris Collection. We currently grow approximately 300 named hybrids, with more coming in every year.

Patrick also hybridizes Japanese irises. He currently has around 1,000 seedlings in various stages of evaluation. He has yet to introduce a Japanese iris, but has several excellent seedlings in propagation for introduction in the near future. Please see the Growing Instructions for more information.

JI Angel Mountain

(Bauer/Coble, 2000) (40") 6 falls - White sanded red violet. I quite like this iris.

$15.00
JI Angelic Choir

(Harris, 2006) (42")  6 falls - White with excellence substance and form. My favorite white JI.

$15.00
JI Beyond Chance

(Delmez, 2001) (39") 3 falls - Orchid standards above large and full lavender blue falls.One of Patrick's favorites!

$12.00
JI Blue Twilight Moon

(Walker, 2006) (25") 6 falls - Red violet with a dramtic blue halo around the bright yellow signal.

$15.00
JI Blushing Snowmaiden

(Harris, 2000) (40") 9+ falls - White irregularly blushed rose. Drop dead gorgeous!

$20.00
JI Bountiful Blessings

(Delmez, 2007) 6 falls - Sky blue lightly veined darker. Our best blue JI!

$15.00
JI Caprician Butterfly

(Marx, 1985) (36") 6 falls - White ground with bold purple veins. Payne Medal 1994

$12.00
JI Carol Johnson

(McEwen, 2011) (Tet, 32") Purple standards over sky blue falls. Big and beefy but in a good way!

$18.00
JI Craola Fiesta

(Walker, 2009) 6 falls - Light ground veined and edged red violet. Stunning!

$12.00
JI Craola Solstice

(Walker, 2012) (27") 3 fall -  Lee did really well with this one! Standards and falls have a light ground heavily overlaid red violet. We really like it.

$18.00
JI Delmarva Delight

(D. Hagar) 6 falls - Stunning! White with a wide blue edge.

$12.00
JI Dewa Banri

(Ichie, 1989) (36") 3 falls - A historic iris from Japan. Red violet standards. White falls veined dark violet. The JI snobs out there (you know who you are!) tell me I am not supposed to like this one. Too Old!, Small Flowered! Only 3 falls! You are all wrong. It has the best clump and garden presence in my JI field.

$10.00
JI Don And Donna

(Bauer/Coble, 2008) (40") Pale lavender blue with darker veins. Dark style arms on top set this off nicely!

$15.00
JI Dramatic Moment

(McEwen, 1982) (40") 6 falls - Ruffled light violet heavily veined darker.

$10.00
JI Eileen's Dream

(Bauer/Coble, 2000) 9+ falls - Velvety maroon self.

$12.00
JI Electric Rays

(Aitken, 1990) (40") 6 falls - Blue violet with light blue rays. Payne Medal winner!

$12.00
JI Epimetheus

(Innerst, 1992) 6 falls - I know. It has a weird name, but go with me on this. It is  a spectacular iris. Wine purple splashed white. Payne Medal winner!

$10.00
JI Exuberent Chantey

Japanese iris (McEwen, 1989) (37") 6 falls - Dark blue violet self. A good rebloomer for us!

$15.00
JI Fairy Carillon

(Payne, 1969) (32") 3 falls - Red violet standards. Falls light violet veined blue. We love this one!

$10.00
JI Fascination

(Childs, 1926) (registered at 36", but we find it can grow as tall as 60") 6 falls - AKA 'Fascination Childs' due to several irises registered as 'Fascination'. Bright blue ground with white rays.

$10.00
JI First Act

(Bauer/Coble, 2004) (34") 6 falls - Red violet self. The first 6 fall to bloom in our garden.

$10.00
JI First Strike Craola

(Walker, 2005) Registered as a 3 fall, but it can't really decide if it wants to be a 3 or a 6 fall. It doesn't matter as it is a very fine iris! Red violet standards. Light ground falls heavily veined violet with a red violet rim.

$15.00
JI Flamingo Waltz

(Harris, 2014) (36") 6 falls - Nicely ruffled pink self. Very classy!

$12.00
JI Freckled Geisha

(Reid, 1981) (36") 6 falls - My most favorite Japanese Iris! White with deep pink  freckles and edge. Gasp! Oooh! Aaaah! Pick your own favorite reaction. It will happen when this one blooms. Payne Award winner!

If you read all of the descriptions of all the irises on my site, you will see that Dotted Line is my favorite iris. Freckled Geisha runs a close second. It is no surprise that both irises were hybridized by Lorena Reid. She was a hybridizer of immaculate taste. Every one of her irises is a vigorous grower with beautiful form.

$12.00
JI Freckled Peacock

(Harris, 2001) (54") 3 falls - White heavily freckled violet. Excellent form and very showy!

$10.00
JI Frosted Intrigue

(Bauer/Coble, 1997) (36") Dark blue violet with multiple crested style arms. Makes a great parent!

$15.00
JI Frosted Pyramid

(Marx, 1959) (38") 9+ falls - Fluffy white peony type.

$15.00
JI Garnet Royalty

(Reid, 1984) (42") 3 falls - Deep maroon only partly describes it. Heavily saturated color so that it almost glows in the garden.

$10.00
JI Geisha Obi

(Rich, 1988) (38") 6 falls - Fuchsia red with white rays. Payne Medal winner!

$10.00
JI Gingham Geisha

(D. Hagar, 2006) (46") 3 falls - Violet standards with light violet falls veined darker.

$10.00
JI Glitter And Gayety

(Payne, 1964) (40") 3 falls - Red violet standars over white falls heavily veined red violet.

$15.00
JI Greywoods Annalise

(Wilkinson, 2010) (30") Ruffled white with a bright pink rim. IMHO, Darlyn's very best!

$15.00
JI Greywoods Carnaby Street

(Wilkinson, 2013) (32") 6 falls - White ground overlaid lavender violet. Pure white style arms.

$10.00
JI Greywoods Contessa

(Wilkinson, 2002) (38") 6 falls - Maroon viiolet veined darker with a fun white flecking between the veins.

$12.00
JI Greywoods Gypsy Spirit

(Wilkinson, 2001) (30") Raspberry violet with a white center.

$10.00
JI Greywoods Persian Dusk

(Wilkinson, 2002) (38") 6 falls - Maroon violet veined darker with a fun white flecking between the veins.

$10.00
JI Greywoods Rain Shadows

(Wilkinson, 2010) (35") 6 falls - White with a blue lavender rim and freckles.

$15.00
JI Greywoods Rivertide

(Wilkinson, 2007) (38") Lightly ruffled medium blue with a few white rays extending from the bright yellow signal.

$15.00
JI Greywoods Zampata

(Wilkinson, 2006) (36") 6 falls - White heavily shaded and veined dark violet.

$12.00
JI Haru No Umi

(Hirao, 1993) (32") 3 falls - Light violet ground with a dark violet center and rays. Stunning goodness! In Japan prior to 1985.

$12.00
JI Hatsu Kagame

(Hirao by SJI, 1992) (36") 6 falls - Nice classic pink iris from Japan. In Japan 1964.

$10.00
JI High Cascades

(Marx, 1967) (60") 6 falls - Light orchid with darker, crested style arms.

$15.00
JI Ike No Sazanami

(Hirao by SJI, 1992) (36") 6 falls - White with lilac blush. In Japan 1956

$15.00
JI Immaculate Glitter

(Payne, 1964) (40") 6 falls - Spectrum violet with a fine white edge.

$10.00
JI Imperial Magic

(Marx, 1961) (45") 3 falls - Red violet standards. White falls veined purple.

$12.00
JI Ink On Ice

(Aitken, 1994) (33")3 falls - Standards are white with purple blotches. Falls are white with a light violet flush. Very interesting combination.

$10.00
JI Japanese Harmony

(McEwen, 1994) (Tet, 32") 3 falls - Blue violet standards with white falls.

$12.00
JI Japanese Pinwheel

(McEwen, 1988) (Tet, 40") 3 falls - Wine red with a white rim. (tetraploid) Payne Award winner!

Currier McEwen was a leader in beardless iris hybridizing. Currier was the first to convert beardless irises from their natural "diploid" state (2 sets of chromosomes) to tetraploid (4 sets of chromosomes). The extra chromosomes multiply the genetic posibilities for each iris. It also has the effect of producing fowers with much heavier substand and typically larger foliage. Japanese Pinwheel is still the best tetraploid JI on the market (my opinion). Though in my garden, it tends to not open fully (see clump picture below). Every time I have seen it in a mid-west or east coast garden it has been spectacular!

$10.00
JI Japanese Plum

(Harris, 2010) (38") 6 falls - Red violet with a plum halo radiating from a yellow signal. Truly gorgeous!

$10.00
JI Jocasta
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(Innerst, 1987) (36") 6 falls - Light ground with a blue halo and veins, turning red violet at the edge. Full form and spectacular!

$10.00
JI Joycos Collor

(Hublau, 1996) (32") 6 falls - White with creamy style arms and frilly stamens.

$10.00
JI Kaleidoshow

(Reid, 1992) (42") 6 falls - Red violet with white halo and rays

$10.00
JI Knight In Armor

Marx, 1959) (48") 6 falls - Light blue veined purple.

$10.00
JI Kontaki On

(Rich, 1986) (36") 6 falls - Waterfall blue over silvery white.

$10.00
JI Light At Dawn

(Marx, 1957) (32") 6 falls - White with a narrow border of blue and slight blue stippling. Really a very good iris!

$10.00
JI Lilac Peaks

(Vogt, 1981) (35") 6 falls - White with lavender veins and style arms. Payne Award winner!

$10.00
JI Lion King

(Bauer/Coble, 1996) (40") 9 falls - Ruffled rose with white center and veins. Payne Medal winner!

$12.00
JI Love Goddess

(Payne, 1969) (44") 6 falls - White self.

$10.00
JI Mahogany

(Hallock, 1893) (About 36") 6 falls - One of the first JIs on the market back 126 years ago. Deep red violet self. Historic significance!

$10.00
JI McKenzie Sunset

(Reid, 1988) (36") 6 falls - Ruffled violet with white rays. Beautiful!

$15.00
JI Michio
JI Michio
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(Miller, 1988) (36") 6 falls - Soft mid-blue with white rays.

$10.00
JI Midnight Clouds

(Bauer/Coble, 2010 ) (36") 6 falls - Blue violet with white rays and bright white style arms.

$12.00
JI Midsummer Reverie

(Marx, 1954) (42") 6 falls - rosy red over a white background.

$10.00
JI Miss Coquette

(Payne, 1966) (32") 6 falls - Purple with white rays.

$10.00
JI Momiji Yama

(Hirao by SJIO, 1992) 9+ falls - Red violet self.

$12.00
JI Night Blizzard

(Payne, 1963) (45") 6 falls - Amethyst violet heavily flecked white.

$15.00
JI Niho Kai

(Hirao, 1992) (36") 6 falls - Royal red violet with splashes of white.

$10.00
JI Ocean Mist

(Marx, 1953) (36") 6 falls - Soft medium blue.

$10.00
JI Oh So Pink

(Delmez, 2009) 3 falls - A somewhat diminutive pink self. But what it loses in size, it more than makes up for in carrying power. Payne Medal winner!

$12.00
JI Ol' Man River

McEwen, 1987) (36") 6 falls - Red violet with light white splashing. Lots of flowers and the occasional rebloom for us!

$12.00
JI Oriental Eyes

(Vogt, 1984) (40") 6 falls - Still one of the very best! Light violet with darker halo around yellow signal that radiates out. Payne Medal winner!

$10.00
JI Peacock Strut

(Hirao, 1978) (34") 3 falls - Solid lavender with white rays. Very well formed flowers!

$12.00
JI Pink Dimity

(Reid, 1987) (36") 6 falls - Lightly ruffled pink with darker veins. Have I mentioned Lorena is one of my most favorite hybridizers? This is one reason why!

$12.00
JI Pink Frost

(Marx, 1954) (42") 6 falls - Pale pink self.

$10.00
JI Pink Moon Shadows

(Walker, 2012) (26") 3 falls - Pink standards and falls with a deeper pink halo around the gold signal.

$18.00
JI Pink Mystery

(Louise Marx by McEwen, 1990) (Tet, 35") 6 falls - Pink with white style arms.

$10.00
JI Pleasant Earlybird