Flower Forms of Japanese Iris

The iris family Japanese iris, Iris ensata has the most diverse flower forms of any other iris. This diversity has been achieved under the watchful eye of hybridizers in Japan over several hundred years of selective breeding, working with mutations within a single species.

Areas in Japan that bred Japanese iris with different flower forms

Secrecy of breeding stock within the different groups in Japan and the regional taste of perfecting what the perfect flower form should be, gave rise to distinct forms. Continue reading Flower Forms of Japanese Iris

Historic Japanese Iris

For the past two years (2015-2016) Mt Pleasant Iris Farm has been very fortunate to be the recipients of many historic Iris ensata (Japanese iris) from their homeland. Most of these plants are “Historic”, never have been in the United States nor registered with the American Iris Society. I have been asked not only to register these but also when the stock increases to distribute them to the open market for prosperity. Continue reading Historic Japanese Iris