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Iris versicolor

Also called Harlequin Blue Flag


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Iris versicolor - Blue Flag Iris

More About Iris versicolor

  • Narrow-petaled, lavender-blue flowers with creamy-yellow throats
  • Falls have deep purple veining with lighter blue standards
  • Bright green, sword-like foliage
  • Vigorous, water-loving iris
  • Bloom Time: May to June
  • Flower Size: 6-8 cm

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

Zone:

3

Height:

60-90 cm

Spread:

60-75 cm

Colour:

Violet-blue
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Blue Flag Iris Growing and Maintenance Tips

Iris versicolor grows best in moist to wet, soil conditions, in full sun or partial shade. Great for ponds, streams, and marshy areas. Vigorous, naturalizing iris once established, spreading by self-seeding or extension of its rhizomes. Although it thrives with its roots submerged, Iris versicolor will adapt to average or slightly dry conditions. 


Iris versicolor Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Fast
Fast
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Bog or water garden
Bog or water garden

Soil Moisture

Moist to Wet Soils
Wetland (Root submerged)

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum
Spring

Habit

Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Naturalizing
Border/edging

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