Botanical name: Iris versicolor
Other names: Harlequin blueflag, Blue flag, Larer blue flag, American water iris
Species: I. versicolor - I. versicolor is a herbaceous perennial for a pond margin or marsh area. It has clumps of slender, green, strap leaves and voilet-blue flowers with white markings that bloom in spring until summer.
Iris versicolor is: Deciduous
Flower: White, Violet, Blue in Spring; Blue, White, Violet in Summer
Foliage: Mid-green in Spring; Mid-green in Summer
Habit: Compact, Erect
Toxicity: Ingestion may cause severe discomfort.
Diseases: Generally disease-free.
Propagation methods: Division, Seed. REGISTER to read more...
Iris versicolor (Blue flag) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.4m after 2-5 years.
Suggested uses: Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Wallside and trellises, Coastal, City
Cultivation: Plant in moist soil up to 20 cm of water. Will not tolerate drying-out.
Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)
Soil drainage: Boggy damp conditions, Moisture-retentive, Pond/In water
Soil pH: Alkaline, Neutral
Light: Full Sun
Aspect: South, East, West
Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered
Hardiness: Hardy (H4)
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Hello, the leaves on my Iris are still green but are flopping over and looking untidy. Is it ok to cut them back now? Thank you, Jane
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