‘Purple Flame’ Blue Flag Iris blooms in late spring, putting out dark blue flowers over unusual foliage which starts the season with vivid purple coloration and as the weather warms, eventually turns back to green tones. Iris versicolor ‘Purple Flame’ is a chance mutation found by a gardener at the Mt Cuba Center.
Full sun to part sun
Height: 2-3 ft
Spread: 2-3 ft
Bloom time: early summer
Soil requirement: wet (good for rain gardens!
Slowly spreads by rhizomes or by seed if happy
photo credit: Nichole Ouellette