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Iris versicolor (Blue flag)

Skill rating
Skill rating
Beginner
skill rating
Maintenance level
Maintenance level
1 hour care
per year
Ultimate height
Ultimate height
1m
Max height
Ultimate spread
Ultimate spread
0.4m
Max spread
Time to maturity
Time to maturity
2-5 years
To maturity
Toxic - Ingestion may cause severe discomfort.
Toxic - Ingestion may cause severe discomfort.
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name: Iris versicolor

Other names: Harlequin blueflag, Blue flag, Larer blue flag, American water iris

Genus: Iris 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: Violet, Blue, White in Spring; White, Violet, Blue in Summer

Foliage: Mid-green in Spring; Mid-green in Summer

Habit: Compact, Erect

Toxicity: Ingestion may cause severe discomfort.

How to care

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Specific pests: Slugs , Snails Slugs , Snails

Diseases: Generally disease-free.

General care

Propagation methods: Division, Seed. REGISTER to read more...


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Where to grow

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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Botanical name: Iris versicolor

Other names: Harlequin blueflag, Blue flag, Larer blue flag, American water iris

Genus: Iris 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: Violet, Blue, White in Spring; White, Violet, Blue in Summer

Foliage: Mid-green in Spring; Mid-green in Summer

Habit: Compact, Erect

Toxicity: Ingestion may cause severe discomfort.

Watch out for

Specific pests: Slugs , Snails

Diseases: Generally disease-free.

General care

Propagation methods: Division, Seed. REGISTER to read more...


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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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