Wild Flag Iris are easy to grow. The flowers are bright yellow, blue or purple. The seed heads show bright red seeds and are quite decorative.
Where to Plant
- Wild Flag grow in most damp borders but look best near ponds or streams.
- On the edge of a pond the roots will creep into the water and a large clump will grow.
- Wild Flag Iris will flower in a shady area providing a splash of colour when other plants are over.
- Flag Iris grow from horizontally growing Rhizomes.
- Buy plump roots without soft mushy parts. Cut foliage down to 3- 4″ before planting.
- Keep new plants well watered.
- Top dress in autumn with good compost.
- Increase your stock by dividing the root in late summer after blooming has finished.
- Sow fresh seed in late summer but it may take 3 years to bloom.
Varieties and Colours
- Iris pseudacorus has yellow or golden blooms up to 4 feet tall.
- Iris pseudacorus variegata has cream stripes in the green leaves.
- Iris virginica is a small growing blue iris.
- Iris versicolour rosea has lilac-pink flowers.