Iris virginica ‘shrevei’

Iris virginica ‘shrevei’


Blue Flag Iris Category:


Photo credit:  Robert H. Mohlenbrock @ USDA-NRC.jpg

Soil: Hydric (Wet) to Mesic (Medium)
Sun: Full to Part
Height: 2′-3′
Color: Purple
Bloom: May-July
Flowers: The flowers consist of 3 sepals and 3 upright petals.
Leaves: The leaves are bright greens and lance shaped.

Suggested Uses:

This is another nice Iris for use in rain gardens and shoreline projects. Also great for cut and dried bouquets!

Interesting Facts:

Medicinal Uses: The roots are toxic if not properly prepared. Native Americans pounded it into a paste to use on the skin, and infused the root to treat liver ailments.
Food Uses: Poisonous.
Other Uses:
More Information:  Attractive to birds.
Name: Iris means Rainbow in Greek. Shrevei is in honor of botanist Ralph Shreve.
Other Names:

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs

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