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Blueflag Iris

Blueflag Iris

Iris versicolor

Featured Plant Category: Pollinator Plants, Rain Gardens, Shade Tolerant

Height: 2 to 2.5'

Container Size: Quart

Bloom Time: May to June

Bloom Color: Blue

Soil Moisture: Medium to Wet

Soil Type: Average, moist, humusy.

Light Requirements: Full sun to part shade

Hardiness Zone: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9

Other Names: harlequin blueflag, larger blue flag, northern blue flag, purple iris

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$9.99

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Please select a shipping location based on your proximity to either the Maryland or Illinois facility.

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Description

Blueflag Iris are known for their showy, violet-blue blooms in late spring. It grows best in medium to wet soils and will be happy in up to 4″ of shallow standing water, making this plant great for a rain garden, or on the edge of a pond. After a few seasons it will form colonies in the landscape. The marginal aquatic plant creates a clump of narrow, fan-shaped leaves with a blue-green color. Blueflag Iris is pollinated by bees, and have evolved flowers that make it easy for bees to land on, as well as markings directing them to the nectar glands. This is an elegant, easily grown flower – sure to make a great addition to any landscape.


 

Additional information

Height

2 to 2.5'

Container Size

Quart

Bloom Time

May to June

Bloom Color

Blue

Soil Moisture

Medium to Wet

Soil Type

Average, moist, humusy.

Light Requirements

Full sun to part shade

Hardiness Zone

3,4,5,6,7,8,9

Other Names

harlequin blueflag, larger blue flag, northern blue flag, purple iris

Shipping Information

We now ship from two locations!

Maryland – Our nursery in Maryland is perfectly located to serve the Eastern United States within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Maryland location if you live east of Ohio.

Illinois – Our nursery in Illinois is perfectly located to serve the Midwestern United states within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Illinois location if you live west of West Virginia.

Please Note: If you live between the two facilities, you can change the Ship From location on the Cart page to see which will give you better shipping rates.

Not all plants are offered at both locations. You can find more information on our products and packaging on the Shipping Information page.