‘Frilled Enchantment’ -A Belated Birthday Present Worth Waiting For-


Iris ensata ‘Frilled Enchantment’

I have a dear friend, Jinny Marino, who among many things is a superb gardener, floral designer, flower judge and generous of heart. In March when I was celebrating another birthday, she offered me some iris from her collection. When the time is right she said, “I will dig them for you.” Yesterday at the garden club picnic my gift arrived. Imagine my pleasure in now having these two beauties for my new garden at ‘The Cottage for Two.’


Here is what I have to look forward to…..Delicate white blooms with ruffled, purple edges are carried above clumps of strap-like foliage. Prized for their large, open flowers, these oriental beauties are the last to flower in the iris family, but well worth waiting for. The pretty blooms of Iris ensata ‘Frilled Enchantment’ are perfect for adding to cut flower arrangements. Japanese iris enjoy a reliably moist, boggy soil making them ideal for marginal planting around ponds. Height: (31″). Spread: (12″). Though I have nary a pond to place them near, I hope they will like their new home.



About Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin

Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin grew up in Evanston, IL. and is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. She is an author of two novels: The Greening of a Heart and Facing East. She lives, writes and gardens in NC. Visit her: Stephenyhoughtlin.com
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4 Responses to ‘Frilled Enchantment’ -A Belated Birthday Present Worth Waiting For-

  1. Harliqueen says:

    Stunning flowers! 😀

  2. It sounds like it will be beautiful. Have you ever been to the Philadelphia Flower Show. I’ve been a few times and the iris’ are always wonderful. A former boss of mine had a son-in-Law who had one of the displays of iris many years back. I had the impression it was his specialty

  3. johnvic8 says:

    A lovely iris for a lovely lady from a lovely lady.

  4. pbmgarden says:

    Very beautiful iris (and belated Happy Birthday!). Sorry I missed seeing you yesterday–just too much else going on.

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