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Iris versicolor

blue flag iris

This tall, wet-loving plant does well wherever soil does not dry out, and can be great when used for contrast against plants with less linear leaf structures. Make sure to clear away dead leaves in fall to stave off attacks by iris borer caterpillars.

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Height: 12-36 in
Spread: 24-36 in
Hardiness Zone: 4-9


Characteristics & Attributes

Cultivation Status
Species
Exposure
Sun
Part Shade
Soil Moisture
Wet
Average
Ecoregion
(84) Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens
(82) Acadian Plains and Hills
(58) Northeastern Highlands
(83) Eastern Great Lakes Lowlands
(59) Northeastern Coastal Zone
Ornamental Interest
Summer Bloom
Attracts Wildlife
Other Pollinators/Wildlife
Attracts Bees
Host Plant
Tolerance
Deer/Rabbit Resistant
Additional Attributes
Low Maintenance


North American Distribution


blue flag iris - Iris versicolor from Native Plant Trust
blue flag iris - Iris versicolor from Native Plant Trust
blue flag iris - Iris versicolor from Native Plant Trust