Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Southern Blue Flag Iris

Southern Blue Flag Iris

Iris virginica

Full sun, moderately wet to medium moisture level, adapted to a wide range of soils except rocky, moderately to slightly acid pH.  2-3 ft. height, blooms late spring to early summer, light bluish purple flowers, spreads at a moderate rate by rhizomes and slowly by seed.

Germination Code:  C(120)

Native Region:  Lightly statewide

Showy flowers.  Occurs in wetlands in Tennessee, and can only grow in average garden soils if soil is kept uniformly moist. Attracts bees and butterflies.


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