This elegant iris grows along the water’s edge or in water logged soil but also does well in normal gardens. It has stately upright foliage and lovely spikes of yellow flowers. This is a Eurasian species which has become naturalized in some areas of BC so be careful with it if you live near natural areas. It can spread by rhizome or seed.
Common Name: Yellow Flag
Family: Iridaceae (The Iris Family)
Zone Hardiness: 3-9
Light: , Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade
Primary Bloom Colour: Yellow
Secondary Bloom Colour:
Bloom Time: Early Summer
Soil Moisture: Moist, Wet, Average, Wet
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Damp marshy areas, swampy woods and in shallow water or wet ground on the edges of rivers and ditches. Often found in shady places.
Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia
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