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Swallow Cottage
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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Thanks for the prompt service - if the plants are of the same quality as the speed in which you process orders, Im sure Ill be ordering again soon. KW, Co. Antrim, N. Ireland 2005