Wooden Surface

Iris versicolor

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)

  • details

    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

  • special notes

    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)




Opening in May

Specific dates and

times coming soon.


Norwell, Massachusetts

Specific address announcement coming soon.


News, helpful tips, and updates on plant availability.

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