Iris virginica

Virginia Iris, Southern Blue-flag

Iridaceae

Plant Specifics

Form:Flower
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White,purple
Fruit Color:NA
Phenology:Winter dormant
Noted for:Showy flowers

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Moist wildflower garden.
Propagation:Division. Seed.
Availability:Native nurseries, Seed
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Stays Wet ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding)
Moisture Tolerance: Stays Wet ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Loam, Organic material (muck), Sand
Soil pH:Acidic to neutral

Ecology

Wildlife:

Pollinated by bumblebees and long-horned bees.  Butterflies visit for nector but are not effective pollinators.

Insects:
Native Habitats:Floodplains, floodplain marshes, marshes.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Comments