Iris virginica shrevei (Blue flag iris)

$7.00

Type: Forb

Area: Prairie

Height: 2′ – 3′

Bloom Months: May, June, July

Color: Lavender, Blue

Sun: Partial to Full Sun

Moisture: Mesic, Moist, Wet

Soil: Loam, Sand

Hosts: Moths: Ctenucha virginica (Virginia Ctenucha), Spilosoma congrua (Agreeable Tiger Moth), Macronoctua onusta (Iris Borer Moth)

Attracts/Benefits: bumblebees, bees, butterflies, skippers

Notes: Good choice for rain gardens

Photo credit: Michael R. Anderson, Sharon Yiesla

12 in stock

SKU: 940 Category:

Description

Description from Possibility Place: Blue Flag Iris is a fast growing, water-loving species.  Showy purple flowers with yellow streaks bloom from late spring to early summer.  Although each individual flower is short lived, a colony can bloom for as long as a month.  Because they are so fast growing, they benefit from divisions every 3-4 years.  If left alone, this plant frequently forms colonies, particularly in wet areas.  Although they can grow in part shade, they often will only bloom under full sun conditions.

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