Understanding plant families

Iris versicolor

Blue flag

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Iris versicolor
  • Common name: Blue flag
  • Family: Iridaceae
  • Plant Type: Bog, Bulb, Marginal, Perennial, Pond, Deciduous
Flower colour:

Blue

Purple

Iris versicolor is a water-loving iris with blue-purple flowers that have attractive veining. It’ s ideal for planting around the edge of a pond or in a bog garden and is popular with pollinators.

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Plant at the edge of a sunny pond or bog garden and remove dead flower heads once the display is over. Cut back the foliage in autumn and divide congested rhizomes every three years.

How to grow Iris versicolor

  • Plant size

    75cm height

    15cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Iris versicolor and wildlife

Iris versicolor has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Iris versicolor poisonous?

Iris versicolor has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

Plants that go well with Iris versicolor

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Iris pseudacorus

Yellow flag iris
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