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Iris versicolor 'Purple Flame' - Blue Flag Iris (Photo North Creek Nurseries)

Iris versicolor 'Purple Flame'

Iris - Blue Flag

‘Purple Flame’ Blue Flag Iris blooms in late spring, putting out dark blue flowers over unusual foliage which starts the season with vivid purple coloration. The blade-like leaves transition to green as the weather warms up, but the combination of purple foliage and dark blue flowers in spring is really unique. Iris versicolor ‘Purple Flame’ is a chance mutation found by a gardener at the Mt Cuba Center. All Iris versicolor will grow beside or in water, so this is a great addition to stream and pond edges.

Height

36 Inches

Spread

24 Inches

Bloom Color

Blue

USDA Hardiness Zone

2
Current Availability
Qty Avail Description Future Crop Future Crop Ready Date
173 Iris versicolor Purple Flame #2 (bright purple, bicolor foliage)
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes
Cut Flower
Deer Resistant
Erosion Control
Native
Rain Garden Plants
Soil Conditions
Average
Moist
Wet
Bloom Time
Spring
Exposure
Sun
Tolerance
Wet Site Tolerant
Foliage Color
Burgundy/Purple/Red
Green
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