- Flower nameJapanese Iris ’Shichifukujin'
- Scientific nameIris ensata var. Shichifukujin
- Alias花菖蒲, ハナショウブ, 七福神, シチフクジン, Shichifukujin, Iris ensata
- Place of originJapan
- Place of floweringRice paddies
- Flowering seasonJune
What is Japanese Iris ’Shichifukujin'
Japanese Iris ’Shichifukujin' (scientific name: Iris ensata var. Shichifukujin) is a garden variety of the lodgepole plant "iris" in the iris family, Iris ensata. It produces medium-sized flowers with Edo style reddish-purple ground white streaks and three English flowers. The three-petaled outer perianth is flat and slightly drooping with white streaks on a reddish-purple background, and the three-petaled inner perianth is also reddish-purple with white main veins. The style arms are white, and the stamens are the same color as the inner perianth. The outer perianth is larger and more conspicuous than the inner perianth, hence the name "3-ei.
Common name: Japanese Iris ’Shichifukujin', scientific name: Iris ensata var. Shichifukujin, plant height: cm, color of outer raceme: reddish purple with white streaks, color of inner raceme: reddish purple with white veins, flowering season: June, Edo group.