Iris versicolor / Blue Flag Iris
This luminous native iris lights up woodland swamps with its slender foliage and richly violet blooms. Companion to marsh marigold and cardinal flower. Adaptable to full sun and average but fertile soils. Adds a compact, vertical foliage element to a rain garden or wet meadow edge. Deer resistant.
Host plant for the beautiful, diurnal (day-flying) Virginia Ctenucha moth.
Height: 3′ -5′ Blooms: May, June
Siting: Moist to wet, sun to shade
Deer Resistance: High