Iris ensata 'Variegata'Deciduous Japanese iris with beautiful boldly striped leaves with white and gray/green to 30". Typical purple iris flowers to 3" across are produced in May/June. Likes wet places; edges of ponds. But it will tolerate average gardens as well. Plant in full sun. Deer resistant. Avoid high nitrogen fertilizers prior and during bloom. Easy to grow. USDA zones 4-9 in cold hardiness.