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Iris versicolor ‘Purple Flame’ Blue Flag offers eye-catching contrast with deep, eggplant purple foliage and bright purple and yellow blooms.
Photo 2 and 3 are examples of the 2.5″x4″ inch pots you will receive.
Purple Flame Iris can be considered a water plant actually thrives in moist sites including wetlands, along riverbanks or near a man-made Koi pond. Wet soil allows the leaves to turn purple before the irises begin to emerge. The late-spring blooms are highlighted by bicolor foliage—the first of its kind—of green on one side and rich purple on the other. Plant Purple Flame as close to the water as possible to enjoy the more unusual purple foliage. Iris versicolor ‘Purple Flame’
Botanical Name: Iris versicolor ‘Purple Flame’
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade
Height/Habit: 24 – 36 inches
Spread: 24 – 36 inches
Spacing: 10 – 12 inches
Hardiness Zone: 2-7
Flowering Date: Blooms late spring to early summer
Planting Instructions: Plant the rhizome 1-2″ deep and 10-12″apart.
Shipped: DORMANT 2.5″ POT
Growth Rate: Moderate
Shipping Season: Spring
Flower Color: Purple
Flower Form: Typical siberian iris-like
Foliage Type: Sword-like fans of stiff upright leaves with some dying back in colder climates in winter. Changes color when in the vicinity of a wetland.
Resistance: Deer Resistant
Soil Requirement: Moist, well-drained soils. Capable of withstanding very shallow standing water.
Watering Requirement: Requires regular watering. Do not allow the soil to dry out.
Grown in our Zone 6 Flower Garden, dormant in the winter.
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