Blue Flag Iris

Full Sun,
Height At Maturity
Under 3 Feet
Planting Zones
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5-7 Days
Planting Zones 2-7
Flower Beds, Border Plants,

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Blue Flag Iris is an Aquatic Clump Growing Plant

Blue Flag Iris is often called the harlequin blue flag, and the other is Iris virginica which is often called the southern blue flag. Both types are aquatic plants that grow from clumps of rhizomes. These irises are prevalent throughout the eastern United States, with I. virginica common from Virginia to Texas and I. Versicolor is familiar from Tennessee up into Canada. Both iris are a lovely shade of blue and proliferate in wet soil conditions.

Blue Flag Iris prefers Swampy, Muddy Environments and is an Excellent Plant to have Along Pond Borders or in Areas with Poorly Draining Soil.

However, note that the plants should be in at most 4 inches of water. Blue flag irises are not considered invasive, so they're an excellent choice if you want iris plants in your garden but live in an area where the yellow flower is an invasive problem.

Both types of iris produce showy flowers in spring. The northern iris is purple or blue-purple, and the southern iris is a much clearer blue with white and yellow accents toward the interior edges of the petals. Both irises grow in clusters of long, green leaves and stems, which provide a bright, fresh color for any garden.

Blue Flag Iris is a flowering perennial that makes large clumps of thick, creeping rhizomes.

The stems usually have basal leaves that are more than 1 cm wide. The leaves resemble an overlapping flat fan. The Blue Flag Iris tends to be poisonous when consumed by humans, and the sap causes dermatitis.


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Reviews (5)

  • 5
    Excellent quality

    Posted by William Cochran on May 28, 2021

    Received in excellent shape

  • 5

    Posted by Destiny Ireland on Feb 02, 2021

    I planted these near my goldfish pond and they bloomed an immaculate deep sea blue color

  • 5
    Blue Flag Iris

    Posted by Ginger Childers on Aug 28, 2019

    They have beautiful blooms. They look great where I planted them.

  • 5
    Blue Flag Iris

    Posted by Elizabeth Maciers on Aug 27, 2019

    These look great planted with the other wildflowers.

  • 5

    Posted by Daniel Thomas on Aug 15, 2019

    My Iris completes my garden with the perfect colors.

Shipping Information

We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

Shipping Dates
Ships November through April