Iris pseudata 'Yarai'
Iris pseudata 'Yarai'

Iris pseudata 'Yarai'

SKU: S32573
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Common Name: Pseudata Iris
Hardiness Zone: 4-9S/W Exposure: Sun to Part Shade
Blooms In: Jun
Mature Height: 26-30" Spacing: 18-24"
Read our Growing Guide Ships as: BAREROOT
Deer Resistance: Yes
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Pseudata Iris are a cross between Iris pseudacorus and Iris ensata ("pseudata" being combination of both names), and Iris pseudata 'Yarai' is a credit to its class and its dramatic name, which is said to translate to “night thunder.” In the garden, the blossoms may appear to glow orange from afar, but they are pale apricot-yellow with veining in a rich, contrasting purple-red with the deepest concentration of wine-rich color on the style crests and in the heart-shaped frame that surrounds a brilliant yellow signal. The flowers arrive in multiples on a well-branched plant. ‘Yarai’ is one of the first Pseudatas to blossom, and pollinators won’t be the only ones drawn to these exquisite blooms.

Iris is a large genus with upwards of 200 species, which range from inconspicuous wildlings to the extravagant Tall Bearded Iris. Plenty of sun and well-drained soil with a pH near neutral are the primary requirements for their success. For spring-shipped potted Iris, plant the rhizome at the same soil level as in the pot. The top of the rhizome should be exposed, or just below the surface in hot summer climates. For fall-shipped bareroot Iris, plant the rhizome horizontally with the top exposed, or just below the surface of the soil in hotter climates. Bearded Iris are best planted in the fall because they go dormant in June and are harvested in August.

For more information on growing Iris, click Growing Guide.




The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.


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Latin Name Pronunciation: eye'riss 

Grow in full sun or partial shade in rich, acid soil. If your soil is alkaline, amend it with peat moss and periodically dust with sulfur formulated for soil application. Iris pseudata plants are somewhat drought-tolerant, but benefit from regular watering, especially in areas where summers are hot and dry. Apply a balanced fertilizer in spring and just after blooming. Divide after blooming or in fall every 3-4 years to prevent crowding. Deer and rabbit resistant.