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Geisha Girl Iris
Geisha Girl Iris
Geisha Girl Iris

Geisha Girl Iris

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This Japanese iris displays unique beardless blossoms of lavender mottled with lavender-purple, and yellow signals. Sometimes bulbs come in variations of purple, pink, red, and white. No two flowers are alike.  Great for cut-flower arrangements. 3-5 fan divisions.
Botanical name: Iris ensata 'Geisha Girl'
Form: Perennial
Hardiness Zone:
Flower Color:
Lavender, white, yellow, pink
Foliage type:
Flat, linear, vein-less, upright, grass-like in appearance
Bloom time: 
27 inches
24 inches
Light requirements:
Full sun
Plant depth:
1 inch of soil over rhizome

See "Growing Tips" for more detailed instructions

Growing Tips and Instructions

Visit our How-To Cultivation Library to learn more about iris and how to grow them.

Newly received Japanese iris bare roots should be soaked in cool water for a few hours or overnight. Plant individual rhizomes 2-3 inches deep, 6 to 8 inches apart. Give a good 18 to 24 inch spacing between different rhizomes. Water in well to start the root development, do not let new transplant dry out. New transplants may not bloom the first year. Expect your best bloom on 2 and 3 year old plants.

Japanese irises prefer a rich, loose soil with ample organic matter. An addition of well aged manure and compost will help in water retention as well as adding nutrients. The soil pH should be slightly acid, ideally between 5.5 to 6.5. Do not use bone meal or lime, as this will raise the soil pH too much and can kill Japanese irises. Also, do not fertilize newly planted or transplanted Japanese iris as this can burn the roots.

Japanese irises do not like to dry out. Constant moisture will reward you with healthy plants and larger blooms. Wet in the spring and keep moist all summer. They do very well near water, as this is where they naturally grow, or where the water table is high. The crown of the plant needs to be above the water line.

These plants like full sun, with a minimum of 6 hours to bloom properly. In hot climate, some afternoon shade will benefit the bloom. 


Sorry, we do not ship outside the U.S. or to Hawaii due to agricultural restrictions.

We guarantee safe arrival of healthy bulbs, that varieties will be true-to-name, and will grow if planted as instructed, subject to the limitations described in our Shipping and Returns Policy.

We begin shipping our bulbs, tubers, and perennials in mid-February through Spring. Upon arriving, your bulbs and most of your perennials may show signs of growth such as green leaves and sprouts - this is okay and transportation during this time should not harm the plants.

All bulbs and perennials should be planted in your garden as soon as possible to ensure the best success. If you must delay planting, open the bags to permit air circulation and place them out of direct sunlight in a cool, well-ventilated room. Do not place the bulbs where they can freeze. If you have the space, storing the bulbs in the refrigerator is another excellent way to “hold them” prior to planting. If you choose this method of storing your bulbs, be sure not to store fruit with them, as this is detrimental to bulbs.

Plant outdoors when the ground is no longer frozen and the conditions have improved for your zone.

If you have any questions or concerns our customer service team would be glad to help you at any time. Please use our contact form or email us at support@lilypadbulbs.com.