Iris versicolor

Northern Blue Flag Iris

$2.55 | DP-50 | 50 Avail. | $131.25

DP-50 Weight: 25.0 lb

$2.55 | 18-CT. FLAT | 100 Avail. | $94.50

18-CT. FLAT Weight: 25.0 lb

$2.55 | 1G | 475 Avail. | $9.45

1G Weight: 25.0 lb

$2.55 | 2 G | 365 Avail. | $17.33

2 G Weight: 35.0 lb

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Northern Blue Flag Iris is a marginal deciduous perennial with a clumping habit.  The long blue-green sword-like foliage is erect and lightly arches.  Long sturdy stalks grow from the center of the plant are topped with soft bluish-purple flowers with deep purple veining and a central yellow splotch surrounded by a white zone in summer, attracting bees Grows best in rich, slightly acidic, moist to wet water-retentive soils.  




2' - 2.5'


2’ - 2.5'



USDA Hardiness Zone: 

3 - 9


Full SunPart Sun

Bloom Color: 


Season of Interest:  

Summer, Fall

MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  Medium Maintenance.  Water regularly, then occasionally once established.  Can cut back any dying foliage after flowering.  In winter, it is intolerant of wet or boggy soils- the roots may rot- move to dryer ground for fall and winter.

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland GardensWater Gardens, Ponds and Streams, Naturalized Areas, Foundation Plantings, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS:  Joe Pye Weed, Spiderwort, Turtlehead

Image: Jean-Pierre Guillet, Iris versicolor au parc national du Bic, CC BY-SA 4.0



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