Iris versicolor is a flowering herbaceous perennial plant, is a clump-forming.

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About Iris versicolor

Iris versicolor is also commonly known as the blue flag, harlequin blueflag, larger blue flag, northern blue flag, and poison flag, plus other variations of these names, and in Britain and Ireland as a purple iris.

It is a marginal aquatic plant that forms a clump of narrow, arching-to-erect, sword-shaped, blue-green leaves. Flowering stalks rise from the clump in late spring, with each stalk producing 3-5 bluish-purple flowers.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Blue flag, harlequin blueflag, larger blue flag, northern blue flag
Maximum Reachable Height 2 to 2.50 feet
Flower Colour Blue, Purple
Bloom Time May to July
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • Propagate by division after bloom.
  • Wear gloves when dividing the rhizomes.
  • After fall frost, plant leaves may be trimmed back to about 1” above the crown.
  • Will naturalize to form colonies in the wild.
  • Rhizome is poisonous.

    Iris versicolor care

    Grow in medium to wet soils in full sun to part shade. This iris may be grown in shallow standing water (muddy bottom or containers), or in moist shoreline soils or in constantly moist humusy soils of a border.

    Sunlight Full sun to part shade
    Watering Medium to wet
    Soil Medium wet, acidic, well-drained soil
    Temperature 22 degree C
    Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

    Iris versicolor special feature

    Best grouped in sunny areas of ponds or water gardens. Also may be grown in moist border areas.

    Iris versicolor uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • The plant is used for an ornamental purpose
    • It generally keeps indoor in the living room and in terrace area

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    What is another name for a Iris versicolor ?

    Iris versicolor is commonly known as Blue flag, harlequin blueflag, larger blue flag, northern blue flag

    How tall do Iris versicolor grow?

    On average Iris versicolor grows 2 to 2.50 feet

    What color are Iris versicolor ?

    A Iris versicolor plant bears flowers of color Blue, Purple

    When Iris versicolor blooms?

    With enough light, Iris versicolor may produce Blue, Purple flowers in May to July

    How hard is Iris versicolor to grow?

    A Iris versicolor is Easy to grow

    How much sunlight does a Iris versicolor need?

    A Iris versicolor prefers Full sun to part shade

    How much water does a Iris versicolor need?

    A Iris versicolor prefers watering Medium to wet

    What kind of soil does a Iris versicolor need?

    A Iris versicolor prefers Medium wet, acidic, well-drained soil

    What temperature does a Iris versicolor like?

    A Iris versicolor prefers 22 degree C

    How often should I fertilize my Iris versicolor ?

    To encourage Iris versicolor growth, Apply any organic fertilizer



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