Puriri Lane | Japanese Iris ensata | Fatima Go Aru
Puriri Lane | Japanese Iris ensata | Fatima Go Aru

Iris ensata | Fatima Go Aru

Regular price $15.00 Save $-15.00

When you are looking for an easy-care flower that loves wet conditions, then the Japanese Iris Fatima Go Aru is just what you need!

This flowering perennial has huge, flat, semi double white flowers  approximately 25cm across on strong stems in midsummer coupled with attractive medium sword shaped, linear green foliage that is about 60 cm in height. These lovely flowers can also be used as a cut flower.

Japanese Irises usually produce one branch with 2 buds in the terminal and 2 in the branch and are the last Irises to bloom, usually a couple of weeks after the Siberian Irises and about three weeks after the tall bearded Irises that we grow in our gardens.

A native of Japan, these striking iris are among the most elegant and breathtaking Irises and they have been cultivated in Japan for over 500 years. 

Unlike many other garden flowers, getting the maximum performance out of your Japanese iris  does not involve planting in a well-draining soil. In fact, Japanese iris plants flourish in boggy areas, near ponds and water features or you can even pot them into pots and place them into water, the best mix for this is a heavy soil such as clay with some sand mixed in. Growing in either full sun or partial shade is fine.  You can grow these in ordinary garden soils or perennial borders, the key to success however is adequate moisture, particularly during their growing season.  The plants are considered heavy feeders so a balanced fertiliser in spring and just before flowering will help maximise their flowering potential, so a heavy mulch will help with this.

Dividing the rhizomes every three to four years in mid summer to early autumn will ensure that your plants continue to flower prolifically.  When plants become crowded they tend to offer fewer flowers so division will ensure that their optimum growing conditions are provided. 

Winter dormant | Hardy

Height to 90cm x clumping to about 60cm

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 which is a 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. Please note COVID-19 on occasion may push these delivery times out.
  • 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 may 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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