Iris pseudacorus

Yellow Flag Iris

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Yellow Flag Iris is a clumping marginal perennial that spreads with rhizomes.  the long sword-like grey-green foliage fans upwards.  Sturdy branching stalks that grow from the center of the plant are topped by bright yellow flowers with a darker yellow center that blooms from late spring into summer, attracting bees.  Grows best in standing water with full sun and rich, slightly acidic water-retentive soils.  An aggressive spreader.

Do Not plant near natural waterways or plant in midwestern states- It can be a noxious weed.  

Type: 

Perennial

Height: 

2' - 5'

Spread: 

2' - 2.5'

Spacing: 

2’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

5 - 9

Culture: 

Full SunPart Sun

Bloom Color: 

Yellow

Season of Interest:  

Spring, Summer

MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  Low Maintenance.  Water regularly, then occasionally once established.  Do Not plant near natural waterways or plant in midwestern states- It can be a noxious weed.  

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland GardensWater Gardens, Foundation Plantings, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS:  Sedge, Joe Pye Weed, Turtlehead

Image: Jonathan Billinger, Yellow Flag Iris, Iris pseudacorus - geograph.org.uk - 822830, CC BY-SA 2.0

 

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