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Aquatic Nursery

Iris versicolor & hybrids (Blue Flag Iris)

Iris versicolor (from USA) are dwarf/low growing water irises that must be grown in water. They are great in small water garden ponds or balcony tubs. Dispatch anytime of the year unless specified.

Planting instructions is available for download here. Don't forget to include fertiliser tablets in your plantings.


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Iris versicolor

Iris versicolor (Blue Flag Iris)
The species plant. Beautiful violet-blue flowers with yellow and white signals. A reliable bloomer and an easy to grow plant.
Tolerant of cold temperate climate  Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Small growing - Suitable for small size water gardens or tub style water features  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams

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Iris versicolor 'Claret Cup'

Iris versicolor 'Claret Cup' (Blue Flag Iris)
(Hilson, 1946) Beautiful dark reddish-violet flowers with yellow and white signals. A reliable older cultivar that is hardly offered commercially these days. Rare.
Tolerant of cold temperate climate  Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Small growing - Suitable for small size water gardens or tub style water features  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams

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Iris versicolor 'Kermesina'

Iris versicolor 'Kermesina' (Blue Flag Iris)
Beautiful purplish-red flowers with yellow and white signals. Similar to cultivar Claret Cup.
Tolerant of cold temperate climate  Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Small growing - Suitable for small size water gardens or tub style water features  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams

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Iris versicolor 'Murrayana'

Iris versicolor 'Murrayana' (Blue Flag Iris)
(Murray, 1935) The unusual & rare white flower form of the species plant with golden yellow signals. Great for tub style water features. Quite rare.
Tolerant of cold temperate climate  Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Small growing - Suitable for small size water gardens or tub style water features  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams

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Iris versicolor 'Wild Wine'

Iris versicolor 'Wild Wine' (Blue Flag Iris)
(Sindt, 1983) An attractive velvet dark wine red/violet coloured flowers. Great contrast against the green leaves.
Tolerant of cold temperate climate  Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Small growing - Suitable for small size water gardens or tub style water features  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams

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Code explanations:

Tolerant of cold temperate climate = Tolerant of cold temperate climate
Tolerant of tropical climate = Tolerant of tropical climate
Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate = Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate
Frost Sensitive - may not survive in climate subjected to frost = Frost Sensitive - may not survive in climate subjected to frost
Full Shade or Indirect Sunlight = Full Shade or Indirect Sunlight
Full Sun = Full Sun
Part Sun & Part Shade = Part Sun & Part Shade
Small growing - Suitable for small size water gardens or tub style water features = Small growing - Suitable for small size water gardens or tub style water features
Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens = Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens
Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams = Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams
Great as cut flowers = Great as cut flowers
Native to Australia = Native to Australia