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Iris versicolor

Native Plants

Blue Flag

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Summary

Moist and wet areas provide the perfect setting for blue flag in the garden. In late spring to early summer, Iris versicolor produces stems containing several striking blue 3-4” flowers with a prominent yellow blotch on 2-3’ tall plants. Its sword-like, upright foliage is an attractive accent to the summer garden. In addition to wet conditions, blue flag grows well in average soil and filtered shade to sun. Blue flag makes an excellent focal point in a small pond or can be used in an area that is too wet for other garden plants. It combines nicely with Osmunda regalis, Chelone glabra, Osmundastrum cinnamomeum, Rhexia virginica and Eupatorium perfoliatum.


More Details

  • Plant Type
    perennial 
  • Sun/Shade Conditions
    filtered-shade, full-sun 
  • Foliage Character
    deciduous 
  • Soil Moisture
    average, moist, wet 
  • Flowering Period
    early-summer, late-spring
  • Soil PH
    adaptable 
  • Flower Color
    blue, purple 
  • Summer Foliage Color
    green 
  • Fall Foliage Color
    green 
  • Fruit/Seed Color
    black, brown