Iris virginica

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 9B 

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Virginia Iris, Southern Blue-flag

Iridaceae

Plant Specifics

Size:3-4 ft
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White,purple
Phenology:Winter dormant
Habitats:Floodplains, floodplain marshes, marshes.

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Moist wildflower garden.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
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 Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil/Substrate:Loam, Organic material (muck), Sand

Wildlife

butterflypollinator

Pollinated by bumblebees and long-horned bees. 

Butterflies visit for nector but are not effective pollinators.