Saxapahaw, NC

The Flower of Carolina


  • Product Info

    Southern Blue Flag Iris (Iris virginica)
    Iris Family
    This is not the bearded iris that is common in most home gardens. One of the biggest differences is, this iris likes consistently moist and even wet conditions to stay healthy and happy. It can even tolerate living in standing water over winter. Anything less and you may see disease, significant flopping, and even failure to establish. Sited correctly, you will enjoy delicate blue-violet flowers that spread slowly through rhizomes.
    Blooms: Blue-violet, 2-4 weeks, Apr-May
    Leaves: Green, upright, linear, 1” wide
    Height: 1-3’
    Space: 1-3’
    Soil: Moist-Wet
    Exposure: Full sun-Part Sun
    Fauna: Bees, flies, other small insects
    Seeds: 2” angled, oblong capsules hold several stacked seeds
    Deer Resistance: High
    Zone: 5-9
    Native Status: NC native, uncommon in the Piedmont, common in the Sandhills
    Provenance: NC, seed grown