Soil: Hydric (Wet) – Mesic (Medium)
Sun: Full Sun – Part Sun
Bloom Color: Lavender
Bloom Season: June
Suggested Uses: Slender Blue Flag Iris is an excellent choice for rain gardens and shoreline restoration projects. This is a lovely flower for a fresh-cut spring bouquet! Slender Blue Flag Iris is native to the East Coast. Prefers acidic soil. If you’re interested in Minnesota Irises, check out Iris versicolor and Iris virginica.
Native Range: Native to the East Coast. Not native to Minnesota but survives well in our climate and is not aggressive.
Pollinators: Bees. Also attractive to birds.
Flowers: Bilaterally symmetrical with long petals that are narrower than those of other Iris species. The edges of the petals are usually purple, fading to a white at the center of the flower. Flowers are approximately 2-4″ across.
Leaves: The narrow, sword-like leaves are less than 1/4″ wide. They flatten together at the base like a folding fan.
Food Uses: Toxic to humans and pets.
More information: USDA plant profile