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Blue Flag Iris Seeds

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The magnificent "wild blue iris" you see in wet meadows & along streams all over the northeast & upper midwest. Perennial

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Purple Blue Flag Iris Seeds, Iris versicolor, Blue Flag Iris
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Common Name Blue Flag Iris
Botanical Name Iris versicolor
Plant Type Perennials
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Purple
Mature Height 24-36 inches tall
Bloom Time Late spring
Ships As Seed
Seeds Per Pound 20800
Seeds Per Packet 15
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Acidic Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Native To North America
Native To Northeastern North America
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Is It Storable? Yes- You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Canada Yes
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"Blue Flag" is a real beauty, with classic violet-blue iris blooms on stalks growing from 2 to 3 feet. The flowers are up to 4" across, making it very showy for a wildflower. It's native from Canada down to Virginia, and west to Minnesota--in fact, sometimes whole wet meadows are covered with this late spring beauty, creating a spectacular sheet of shining blue. Blue Flag can be successfully grown wherever there is a strong winter freeze.

This treasured iris is not invasive in watery areas like its cousin, "Yellow Flag," so it's a perfect wildflower garden plant--as long as you have a wet spot in sun or shade.

A similar, but shorter species occurs farther south and is called "Southern Blue Flag."

As with all irises, growing them from seed is not difficult, but may take some time. The plant must create its bulky roots before it can bloom.

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