Blueflag Iris

Iris versicolor



This iris has attractive blue to purple flowers and blooms May to July. From 2 to 3 feet tall. Grows in medium to wet soils in full sun to partial shade. Can grow in 2 to 4 inches in shallow standing water. Does best in full sun and moist, rich soils. Will spread by self seeding and extension of rhizomes.

Plant Overview:

Other Common Names:Harlequin Blueflag, Northern Blueflag
Plant Family:Iridaceae
Plant Duration:Perennial
Plant Type:Herbaceous
South Jersey Native Range:South Jersey
Attracts Pollinators and Wildlife:Birds, Hummingbirds
Bloom Time:May to July
Global and State Rank:G5, S5
Commercially available landscape plant?Yes
Soil Characteristics:
Soil Type:Clay
Soil Moisture:Moist, Wet
Soil pH:Acidic
Light Needs:
Opitmal Light:Sun to partial shade
Light Range:Partial Shade, Sun
Water Needs of Plant:
Soil Moisture:Moist, Wet

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