Blue Flag Iris (Iris versicolor )

Blue Flag Iris

AR & VR 3D Plant Model


Scientific Name: Iris versicolor
Common Name: Blue flag iris
Description of facts and concepts: “Versicolor” means “variously colored” and that’s why another common name is “harlequin flower.” The yellow flag iris is from Europe and is an invasive species, pushing out the native flag iris. Do not plant it.
Seed or division information: Seeds are produced in a large capsule, but easier is division of the large rhizomes in early spring or fall.
Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): June W3
Garden Name: Sunny Wetland Garden
Color of Flower: Blue
Height: 24-36″
Spread: 24″
Family: Iris
Soil Type: Base to Acidic Sandy or clay
Soil: Dry to Wet Wet
Light: Sun to Shade Full sun
Zone 4-10 Zones 3-6

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