Iris virginica ‘shrevei’
$4.95 – $9.95
Soil: Hydric (Wet) – Mesic (Medium)
Sun: Full Sun – Part Sun
Height: 2-3 feet
Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Season: May – July
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