iris versicolor (blue flag iris) native

Size: 1 litre
  • 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
  • zone 3
  • height 60-90cm
  • spread 60-75cm 
  • colour violet-blue
  • 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
  • full sun, partial sun/shade
  • fast growing
  • deer resistant
  • native to ontario
  • low maintenance
  • bog or water garden
  • native to ontario
  • (image courtesy of NVK nurseries, NVK holdings inc.)