Iris versicolor

Iris versicolor


Wild Iris Category:


Soil: Hydric (Wet) to Mesic (Medium)
Sun: Full to Partial
Height: 1.5′-2′
Color: Lt. Blue-Lavender
Bloom: May-July
Flowers: The flowers are 2 1/2″-4″ wide with 3 petals, 3 sepals, 3 styles, and 3 stamens.
Leaves: The sword-like leaves are 8″-30″ long, pale green to grayish. They flatten together at the base like a folding fan.

Suggested Uses:

This Iris is wonderful for use in rain gardens, shoreline restoration or conventional flower beds. The flowers are also nice for use in bouquets. Interesting seed capsules are a fun addition to dried flower bouquets as well!

Interesting Facts:

Medicinal Uses: The rhizomes have been used as a cathartic. It is extremely poisonous.
Food Uses: Poisonous.
Other Uses: Irises work well for shoreline protection as they form strong root masses.
More Information:  Attractive to birds.
Name: Iris means Rainbow in Greek.
Other Names:

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs

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