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Iris versicolor

Blue Flag Iris

  • »  Native
  • »  Blooms early June through mid to late July
  • »  Flowers are bluish-purple with white markings
  • »  Attracts hummingbirds and wetland animals
  • »  Thrives in wet or boggy areas

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An absolute must for moist, sunny landscape areas and perfect for using around or in water features in the landscape, this Iris puts up with all the moisture and still provides a stunning show of flowers in the early summer months as sizable blue-violet flowers with white markings unfold above boldly veined sword-like foliage in late June. These flowers can further enliven the garden with the occasional hummingbird looking for nectar and by providing great cover for an assortment of colorful wetland creatures and colorful insects like dragonflies.

Water's Edge / Bog Plant
Foliage Color
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Hummingbirds
Flower Color
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Early Summer
Summer Bloomer
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Wet Soil/Wetlands
Water Garden
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Iris versicolor

This native beauty will be a stunner and a workhorse in any wet or boggy area of your landscape. Used often and with good reason in water gardens, this selection blooms in shades of bluish-purple from early June through mid to late July and will always be noticed while needing very little fussing to put on a show.