Iris laevigata 'Snowdrift'

Iris laevigata 'Snowdrift'

Japanese water iris

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Iris laevigata 'Snowdrift'
  • Common name: Japanese water iris
  • Plant type: Perennial
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Evergreen

Height: 80cm

Spread: 50cm

Flower colour:
  • White
Foliage colour:
  • Silver
  • Features: Dramatic foliage, Flowers

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Iris 'Snowdrift'

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's ideal for growing in the margins of ponds.

For best results grow Iris laevigata 'Snowdrift' in slightly acidic soil enriched with well-rotted organic matter.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Shade type: Damp
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
  • Soil type: Clay/heavy/moist, Acidic, Boggy

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Irritates skin, Purgative if ingested

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