Water Iris Versicolor bloom up close
Water Iris Versicolor bloom up close
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As low as $35.95 was $44.94
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SKU
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Stunning Water Feature Flowers of Water Iris Versicolor

  • Beautiful Multi-Colored Flowers
  • Blooms for Many Months
  • Attracts wildlife & Pollinators
  • Hardy and carefree once established
  • Great for Wetlands & Water Features

Sometimes pond owners feel a little limited by the plants they can buy that will thrive in their wet environments. There are lots of leafy options or grassy options or mossy options, but the palette is pretty limited to greens and grays.

If you feel that way then you need to check out the swamp-loving, free-flowering easy-care native Water Iris Versicolor (Iris versicolor).

Water Iri is an easy-care and strikingly beautiful addition to any water garden. It doesn't mind wet feet. It blooms continually from late spring to mid summer.

The flowers are striking jeweled shades of purples and lavenders with ticks of yellow and white. They are often called Blue Flag because they wave in the wind on top of long, strong, wand-like stems.

Even when not in bloom, the grassy, strap-like leaves are handsome reflecting in the water of your pond or fountain. Being a native, you know that it is hardy and will reward you for years to come.

Another bonus that native plants come with, they attract pollinators! Sit back and take in the beautiful butterflies that will wander through your garden on the hunt for nectar.

This perennial likes full sun best along with wet, borderline soggy, soils. If you don't have a water feature in your yard, consider planting in areas too wet for the garden staples. Water Iris will thrive!

Add color to your pond landscaping this year. Add some Water iris Versicolor today!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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From To S&H
0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Water Iris Versicolor Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-9
Growing Zones 3-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Iris versicolor
Type Perennial
Mature Height 2 1/2 - 3 feet
Mature Spread 2 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Type Tolerates Wet Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Purple, White
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
When To Prune Late Autumn
Fragrant No