Iris laevigata 'Snowdrift'

Japanese water iris

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Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour



Flowers, Dramatic foliage



Skill level


Iris laevigata 'Snowdrift'

Plant details

This white Japanese water iris,Iris laevigata 'Snowdrift', is a superb plant, native to Asia where it grows in marshes and at the edge of lakes and streams. It bears delightful, white, beardless flowers on unbranched stems, which rise from broad, strap-shaped leaves in June and July. It'ss ideal for growing in the margins of ponds. For best results grow in slightly acidic soil enriched with well-rotted organic matter.

Family: Iridaceae

Genus: Iris

Species: laevigata

Cultivar: Snowdrift

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Silver variegation

Feature: Flowers, Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist, Boggy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 80cm

Spread: 50cm

Time to divide plants: August to September

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