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Iris virginica

Iris virginica - Pale Blue Flag Iris - Chris Evans, River to River CWMA, Bugwood.org

More About Iris virginica

  • Narrow petalled, pale blue flowers with creamy-yellow throats
  • Standards are larger and longer than Iris versicolor
  • Bright green, sword-like foliage
  • Vigorous, water-loving iris
  • Bloom Time: May to June
  • Flower Size: 8-9 cm

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

Zone:

3

Height:

60-90 cm

Spread:

60-80 cm

Colour:

Blue (light)
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Pale Blue Flag Iris Growing and Maintenance Tips

Best grown in wet, boggy, acidic, sandy soils, in full sun.  Use in a water garden, along streams or ponds or low-lying areas. May be grown in borders as long as the soil is kept uniformly moist. 


Iris virginica 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

Woodland/woods edge
Naturalizing