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Iris ensata 'Ocean Mist'

25th June 2008

Very lovely pale lilac flowers. Raised by Walter Marx and registered in 1952 from a cross between I. ensata 'Catherine Parr' and I. ensata 'Hisaka'.
The Marx Gardens catalogue for 1955says:

1955. OCEAN MIST. (Marx 1953). Each $4.00. A most refreshing blue iris that we like better each year. Soft sky blue except for the margins which are shaded deeper hues of violet. Prominent white centres and spreading white styles tipped blue add charm and interest to this queenly flower. Good blue Japanese Iris are uncommon and we feel that Ocean Mist will prove to be a notable addition to the best collections for years to come. Large double 8 inch flowers on three foot stems. midseason.


  • The American Iris Society Encyclopedia, https://wiki.irises.org