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Scientifically known as the Iris Virginica, the Blue Flag Iris, or the Blue Iris, is a native Florida iris that can be found in marshlands or near inland bodies of water.
Despite the Iris Virginica being a native marsh plant, South Florida landscapers and homeowners alike can plant this beauty in any typical flower bed or container. As long as watering is regular and the soil remains moist, the Blue Flag Iris will do exceptionally well.
Additionally, the Iris Virginica prefers partially shady conditions but will tolerate full sun if need be. In the appropriate conditions, this plant will grow anywhere from 2 to 4 feet tall. It has a light green stem that is topped off with a brilliantly colored flower. Depending on the cultivar, the Blue Iris flower will be a dark blue with a purple hue.
One of the great things about this beautiful flowering plant is that it is a clumping plant. This means that after it flowers, it can be safely propagated so you can have more irises to plant around your yard, if you choose.
Some common uses or placement of the Blue Flag Iris are using it as an accent plant for a corner of your flowerbed or in front of a shrub, such as the Schefflera Arboricola. The Iris Virginica’s color will make it a perfect addition to any landscaping project you have in mind. You can typically find these around Southwest Florida yards, especially in Pine Island, Cape Coral, Fort Myers, and Naples.
Call us to see if we currently have this Iris in stock, or come visit our Garden Center in Pine Island to see for your self. Depending on the quantity, we offer delivery and installation in Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Naples and all of Southwest Florida!