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Beardless Iris Care
These irises grow in any good moisture retentive soil, which contains a reasonable amount of organic matter, in full sun or in partial shade. They are particularly good when planted at the edge of a stream or pond where their roots can dip into the water. Once planted Siberian iris are very undemanding and don’t need regular division. Plant firmly but not too deeply.
Iris ensata (kaempferi)
Japanese iris prefer a good rich soil containing plenty of organic matter and are particularly suited to acid soils. They need plenty of water and you can grow them very successfully as marginal plants beside a pond. They are quite heavy feeders and should be fed in early spring. They are best divided every 3 - 4 years