Hanashobu

Iris ensata var. ensata

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  • Flower name
    Hanashobu
  • Scientific name
    Iris ensata var. ensata
  • Aliasショウブ, 花菖蒲, 菖蒲, Japanese Iris
  • Place of originJapan
  • Place of floweringRiver, pond, Rice paddies
  • Flowering seasonMay, June, July
  • Language of flowerskind heart

What is Hanashobu

Hanashobu or Japanese Iris ( scientific name: Iris ensata var. Ensata) is a horticultural variety of Nohana shobu (scientific name: I. e. Var. Spontanea) and is a perennial herb of the genus Iridaceae. In early summer, the flower spikes are extended from the tip of the upright flower stem to make large flowers bloom. There are Edo, Ise, Higo, Nagai and foreign origins.
Ayome (Scientific name: Iris sanguinea) > And, it is similar to Kakitsubata, Shallow-flowered Iris or Rabbitear Iris ( scientific name: Iris laevigata) and it is hard to identify. How to identify

Hanashobu (I. ensata var. Ensata) have yellow spots at the base of the petals (outer coat).
Ayame or Siberian iris (I. sanguinea) has a rope pattern, and there are jaundice in the external flower cover.Kakitsubata( I. laevigata) has white spots. In order of flowering time, it is Ayame or Siberian iris (I. sanguinea) → Kakitsubata (I. laevigata) → Hanashobu (I. ensata var. Ensata) → Nohana shobu (I. e. Var. Spontanea).
Ayame (I. sanguinea), Hanashobu (I. ensata var. Ensata) and Kakitsubata (I. laevigata) are plants of the iris family and sweet flag (scientific name: Acorus calamus var. Angustatus) is a plant of the family Schyb.

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Common name: Japanese Iris, scientific name: Iris ensata var. ensata,synonym: Iris ensata var. hortensis, life type: perennial, height: 50-100 cm, leaf, Sword-shaped, flowering period: May-July, flower diameter: 15 cm, color: purple, violet, purple, lilac, peach, yellow, white and rims and aperture


  • Order
    Asparagales
  • Family
    Iridaceae
  • Genus
    Iris
  • Species
    I. ensata var. ensata
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Monopetal inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Iris-shaped
  • Leaf type
    sword-shaped
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typePerennial grasses
  • Flower colorsRed Purple White
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit color
  • Height50.0 ~ 100.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower14.0 ~ 18.0 cm

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