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Southern Blue Flag Iris

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Behold the blooms of the Southern Blue Flag Iris, ranging from pale to deep purple, each with delicate veining and a bold yellow blaze. Curved petals make perfect landing pads for bumblebees, its main pollinator, and the easy-to-spot pattern attracts butterflies, too. This moisture-loving resilient native species is rain garden approved. Gorgeous blooms appear in late spring, crowning bright green clumping foliage that shoots outward from rhizomes and forms dense, impressive stands.
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Botanical Name
Iris virginica var. shrevei
Growing Zones
Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Native, Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Rain Gardens
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
Up to 36" tall
Bloom Time
Late spring


Southern Blue Flag Iris (Iris virginica var. shrevei) is a water-loving perennial that thrives in wet climates — it can even grow in up to 6 inches of water! Native to inland marshes and wetlands from as far west as Texas, to the Gulf Coast and Mississippi River Basin, all the way through the Mid-Atlantic to Ontario, this resilient native species is highly adaptable. Southern Blue Flag Iris is a beautiful, hardy choice for rain gardens, pond edges, lakeside landscapes, and any other area where wildflowers may find themselves waterlogged. With long-lasting blooms, Southern Blue Flag looks lovely alongside other wildflowers or nestled in a cut flower bouquet.

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