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Northern Blue Flag Iris Versicolor

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$34.49
This product does not ship to: Idaho
  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 24 - 36 Inches
  • Mature Spread 24 - 36 Inches
  • Growing Zones 3 - 8

Flag Iris make a great addition to any damp, boggy area in the garden. Northern Blue Flag Iris sports blue-purple flowers and lovely green sword-like leaves that give structure to a wildlife planting. The white striped landing strip of the sepals helps attract pollinators and other beneficial insects.  Iris versicolor is native to eastern area of North America. Unlike the Yellow Flag Iris, this one is well behaved and worthy of inviting next to your pond.

Wildlife use this native Iris not only for energy from its nectar, but as a sheltered spot to rest or hide in the pond. Flag Iris is also a useful plant to include in Rain Gardens. Depending on the design, Iris versicolor could be planted in the center (zone 1) or on the still boggy and seasonally dry (zone 2) edges. Once established, these lovely blue bloomers are very maintenance and trouble free.

Northern Blue Flag Iris Care

This semi evergreen perennial really likes to have wet feet but a sunny face. The edge of a pond is ideal, but any mostly damp location will work. This Iris is not particular about the soil pH or texture. Heavy clay soil or sandy loam soil is fine because the plant will adapt to many soil conditions. Native plants do not generally need supplemental fertilizing to perform at their best. Dividing Iris versicolor after 2-3 years is the best way to keep it blooming.

Blue Flag Iris blooms from late spring until mid-summer and sets vivid orange berries. These bloom heads can be left on the plant to provide food for birds through the winter. The seeds will easily germinate for propagation. Dividing the rhizomes is another easy way to spread Blue Flag Iris. 

Northern Blue Flag Iris Spacing

Blue Flag Iris looks best when it is planted in a large group. The height is a modest 24-36 inches, while the width of each plant is narrow at 18-24 inches. Spacing each rhizome at 12-18 inches, center on center, will help Flag Iris fill in an area quickly.

Northern Blue Flag Iris Versicolor Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8
Plant Type: Perennials
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 24 - 36 Inches
Mature Spread: 18 - 24 Inches
Spacing: 18 - 24 Inches
Habit: Clumping
Flower Color(s): Blue
Flower Description: Bluish-Purple
Bloom Period: Early June to Mid To Late July
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering
Watering: Consistent
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: Heat
Attracts: Hummingbirds
Container Role:
Uses: Wetland Areas & Ponds, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Native to North America
Brand:
Common Name: Northern Blue Flag Iris Versicolor
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: IRIS VERSICOLOR
SKU:
1231000386-pc

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Plant Shipping

Below are some factors we consider when determining when to ship the plants depending on the timing of the order.

Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.

Summer

If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

Fall into Winter

We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!

Winter

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations