Wild Blue Iris (Iris versicolor)
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Wild Blue Iris (Iris versicolor)

Wild Blue Iris (Iris versicolor)

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This species is primarily utilized for its brightly colored floral display. The root mass of established colonies provides good shoreline protection. Although the seed is large and kernel-like, there is no documentation of wildlife consumption; the root stock is fed upon by aquatic rodents.

Shade Tolerance: Full to part sun

Moisture: Moist - wet

Soils:  Loam, Muck, Clay

Height: 2-3' tall

Bloom Time: May-July

Color: Violet blue

Deer Resistant: Yes

Uses: Butterflies

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