Iris versicolor 'Purple Flame' Blue Flag



Iris versicolor 'Purple Flame' Blue Flag offers eye-catching contrast with deep, eggplant purple foliage and bright purple and yellow blooms from late spring to early summer. Hummingbirds delight in sipping from the cupped center of its flower petals.

Iris versicolor brings color to moist, boggy areas where most other plants struggle. It is a native to much of the east coast USA, and is found in marshes, swamps, wet meadows, and other naturally moist or wet areas. 'Purple Flame' Blue Flag would be excellent planted en masse at the edge of a pond.

Iris versicolor 'Purple Flame' Blue Flag prefers sun to part sun, and well-draining fertile soil.



  • Common Names: Blue Flag
  • Zones: 2-7
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Moist to Wet
  • Height at Maturity: 24-36 inches
  • Width at Maturity: 18-24 inches
  • Bloom Color: Purple
  • Bloom Time: Late Spring, Early Summer
  • Foliage Color: Green

Special Features

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  • Other Features: Cut Flower. Native to North America.

Care and Growing Tips

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Shipping Info

Spring 2023 Shipping Schedule:

Zones 9, 10: Starting Mon. March 20th
Zone 8: Starting Mon. March 27th
Zone 7: Starting Mon. April 3rd
Zone 6: Starting Mon. April 17th
Zone 5: Starting Mon. May 1st
Zones 2, 3, 4: Starting Mon. May 8th

If you'd like to receive your plants now, you can request it in the 'shipping requests' box on the order or email us. (Please note that we will not ship dormant plants, and we do not offer any sort of guarantee for plants overwintering.)

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All ship times are subject to change if extreme weather conditions are present here at the nursery or at the shipping destination.

Please note: Depending on the time of year, the foliage of the plants may be trimmed to fit into our shipping boxes. This could delay the flowering of the plant, but many perennials actually benefit from being cut back.

We are currently not able to ship to Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and outside of the US.