The most aquatic lily of all, Iris laevigata, commonly known as Water Iris, is a rhizomatous perennial with striking three petals, rich royal blue flowers.

A stupendous flower adorned with broad dangling drops that showcase a white central crest and slightly narrower, more vertical standards.

Iris Laevigata main characteristics

On display from late spring to early summer, this iris blooms in abundance and can repeat bloom. The beauty of the flowers is matched by the unique lime-green foliage, consisting of sturdy clusters of erect, sword-shaped leaves.

Very handsome in and out of bloom, Iris laevigata has long been admired, both in greenhouses and in the garden.

  • Graceful and vigorous, this good performance is easy to grow and low maintenance.
  • More spectacular when planted in large groups where it develops a bouquet effect and rises up to 30 inches (75 cm). The groups will constantly expand over time.
  • It behaves better in full sun or partial shade, in acid, humid to humid, humus rich in soils. For maximum flower production, provide full sun exposure and a site with 2-8 inches of water above your soil (5-20 cm). Tolerates some lime.
  • A welcome addition to beds, borders, English gardens, city gardens, near streams or ponds, where it will provide excellent color contrast.
  • Reduce after flowering.
  • Attractive to hummingbirds.
  • Ingestion can cause severe discomfort.
  • Native to temperate Asia.

Photos of the Iris Laevigata

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