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Iris versicolor
4.50
Common Name: American Water Iris/Blue Flag
Flowering Period: May-July
UK Native? No - North America
Pot Size: 2 litre
The Royal Horticultural Societys Award of Garden Merit (AGM)

Flowers: May-July. Plant in water as an aquatic marginal, bog or waterside plant.  HxS  1mx1m

Iris versicolor is the native American water iris and is found in lowland wet areas. The blue flowers, with their yellow and white markings, are 10cm/3in across and held on tall stems. It is a robust Iris, offering beautiful blue flowers, growing best in full sun or partial shade in a heavy, rich moist soil. Ideal as a bog plant, but equally effective as a marginal or waterside plant. Planting depth in water 8cm/3 (top of pot to water surface)

Care and maintenance.  Remove old foliage in spring and split plants every three or four years to maintain vigour.  May be divided after flowering or collect and sow seed.

Photograph courtesy of Jennifer Anderson @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database

Iris versicolor Iris versicolor
This plant was added to our catalogue on Sunday 08 January, 2006.
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I have just taken delivery of my plants on Friday- Wow that is some service. The plants were a joy to open and all in lovely condition and such an excellent size that makes them such good value for money. The last ones I had have been really good in my garden that is, as you would expect, very exposed but not too much frost in winter. I have told a few people about you and will pass on the leaflets you sent. Bless you for such prompt attention and lovely plants. M. Cumming Shetland Islands (April 2012)