Iris virginica ‘shrevei’

Iris virginica ‘shrevei’

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Description

Key Information:

Soil: Hydric (Wet) – Mesic (Medium)
Sun: Full Sun – Part Sun
Height: 2-3 feet
Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Season: May – July

More Details:

Suggested Uses: Blue Flag Iris is a great addition to rain gardens and shoreline projects. A beautiful addition to fresh and dried bouquets! Deer resistant.

Native Range: Native to the Midwest and parts of Appalachia. Native to southeastern Minnesota.

Pollinators: Bees. Attractive to birds.

Flowers: The flowers are bilaterally symmetrical and consist of 3 sepals and 3 upright petals. Sepals usually have a splotch of yellow-orange in the middle. Flowers are 3-4″ across.

Leaves: The leaves are usually basal, bright green and lance-shaped.

Food Uses: Toxic to humans and pets.

Name: Iris means Rainbow in Greek. Shrevei is in honor of botanist Ralph Shreve.

Other Names: Shreve’s Iris, Southern Blueflag

More information: USDA plant profile

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Weight 2 lbs
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