A lovely native Iris, Northern Blue-Flag Iris is a fine choice for a rain garden or alongside a pond.
These delicate looking flowering plants prefer wet feet, so plan on planting in areas that receive frequent water.
Iris versicolor attracts many bees and butterflies as well as hummingbirds and will add a showy splash of color to the landscape.
Source: grown from seed wild collected in Franklin County, MA
Second source: grown from seed from Maine. Wild Seed Project, southern Maine.
Iris versicolor (Blue flag iris)
SIZE AND POT INFORMATION: More details coming in May type: herbaceous perennial sun needs: full sun, part sun/part shade water needs: wet to average-moist soil height: 3' plant spacing: 1 plant per square foot bloom time: May, June, July bloom color: blue
good plant companions
cardinal flower, Jack-in-the pulpit, turtlehead, obedient plant, false Solomon's seal, closed gentian
salt tolerant. Some salt exposure should not be fatal to the plant but some leaf burning may still occur. deer resistant (please note that does not mean deer proof)