Member Price: $69.95
Member Price: $69.95
The Blue Flag Iris (Iris versicolor) is a captivating perennial known for its striking, intricate flowers and ability to thrive in wetland environments. This North American native plant adds interest to waterside landscapes, rain gardens, and other moist areas, providing visual appeal with its unique blooms and sword-like foliage.
The Blue Flag Iris is a robust, clump-forming perennial that typically reaches heights of 2-3 feet and spreads about 2-3 feet wide. Its slender, sword-like leaves create an attractive, vertical accent in the garden, while its rhizomatous root system helps to stabilize soil in wet areas. The plant is well-suited for moist to wet environments, such as the edges of ponds, streams, and marshes, but it can also tolerate average garden conditions when provided with consistent moisture.
This versatile plant is hardy in USDA zones 3-9, making it suitable for a wide range of climates. It prefers full sun to part shade, with optimal flowering occurring in full sun. The Blue Flag Iris is generally low-maintenance, requiring only occasional division to maintain vigor and control its spread.
The Blue Flag Iris is celebrated for its distinctive and intricate flowers, which typically bloom in late spring to early summer. Each flower consists of three large, drooping petals called "falls" and three smaller, upright petals called "standards." The falls are often adorned with intricate veining and a yellow or white central patch, creating a striking contrast against the rich blue-violet petals.
Flowers emerge on tall, slender stalks, rising above the foliage and creating an eye-catching display in the garden. The blooms are not only visually appealing but also attract a variety of pollinators, including bees and butterflies, contributing to a biodiverse and thriving ecosystem.
After the Blue Flag Iris has finished blooming, it produces inconspicuous, capsule-like fruit that contains numerous seeds. The fruit is generally not considered ornamental and is often hidden among the plant's foliage. The seeds can be used for propagation, but the plant also spreads readily through its rhizomatous root system.
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