$4.50 – $8.95
Soil: Hydric (Wet) to Mesic (Medium)
Sun: Full to Partial
Color: Lt. Blue-Lavender
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.
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!
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.