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