Puriri Lae | Iris wattii evansia | Blue

Iris japonica | Fringed Iris | Blue

Regular price $12.00 Save $-12.00

Iris japonica, also known as wattii | evansia is a very beautiful pale blue crested Iris originating from Asia which has fan-shaped flowers.

They are so-called crested irises because of the ridged area on the tops of their three large petals. Each stem of flowers can bear up to fifty flowers on each stem over a long flowering period of a couple of months. The foliage is shiny green and sword shaped. Iris japonica is an evergreen perennial. We also have this in white which is not commonly seen which you can find here

These plants look superb massed under trees and provide a wonderful groundcover.  They tend to spread reasonably quickly resulting in large clumps.  We find that plants can be easily divided and should have this done to ensure that flowering does not reduce over time.  Easy care they are an excellent choice for the border, in pots and as mentioned as a ground cover under trees which is how we use them.

Whilst we love the look of our iris in the garden, they make spectacular cut flowers in a vase inside and keep for up to 2 weeks.  Here a few handy tips to ensure you get the most out of your indoor iris displays.

  • Keep an eye on iris flowers in your garden, and pick them just as the top flower is starting to unfurl. It’s best to cut them using sharp secateurs early in the morning or in the evening
  • Some people advise recutting your iris at an angle once they are inside, either under a running tap or underwater in a bucket.
  • Display your iris out of direct sunlight and breezes. Change the water every three days or when it becomes murky and recut the stems if necessary.  Pinch off the wilted flowers as the blooms emerge lower down the stem. 

Flowering is normally from mid Spring around about October until December. 

Not much care is required although some general slow-release fertiliser such as blood or bone at about a handful per square metre in spring is appreciated. Do not use lime on irises as they like the soil to be more acidic.

If planting multiple plants, plant at approximately 60cm spacing.

Height up to 1m with flower stems standing above the leaves

Perennial | Evergreen

Plant size: PB2 - Equivalent 1.2 litres

If you are ordering plants you can get up to 12 plants or a selection of plants, gifts and garden-wares into a box for the below rates 
      • Auckland City | $10
      • Upper North Island | $20 (Northland)
      • Middle North Island | $20 (Bay of Plenty & Waikato)
      • Lower North Island | $20
      • South Island | $25
      • Waiheke - Please select Rural Delivery at checkout
      • Outer lying islands, please contact us for a quote.
Smaller items such as books, stationery and other items can be sent for a lesser rate which you will see at checkout - From $6

Upon checking out, the freight charged is applied based on your location.  If you are rural please select the rural option as rural delivery is an additional $7 Please note the courier will not release your order for delivery if the incorrect option has been selected and we will email you re settlement of the outstanding amount.  

  • All of our orders are dispatched using Aramex (formerly Fastways) fully tracked service   
  • Our freight is calculated by weight and volume.  For plant orders, you may wish to order the maximum number of plants that will fit in a box to make freight more cost-effective or perhaps share an order with a friend
  • Plant orders will only be dispatched on Monday's and Tuesday's this will ensure that your order is not held in a depot over the weekend
  • All parcels are set at "Authority to leave" which means if you're not home at the time of delivery the courier will leave your parcel in a safe place on your property
  • Most Aramex deliveries are a two-day service with the exception of rural delivery which may add up to two days.
  • If you are wanting more than twelve plants, get in contact with us for a quote for freight
  • Corten steel garden stakes are considered over size for rural delivery so these can be sent but you will need to collect these from your local depot 

All rates detailed are for parcels up to 15kgs

Please note that on occasion Aramex may deem an area to be rural where other companies may not, this unfortunately is outside of our control as Aramex are the preferred courier for live plants, as other couriers will not transport them. Where this occurs we will need to get in touch to get you to deposit the additional rural fee


Please get in contact with us here or email us at hello@puririlane.co.nz

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