iris is one of the most beautiful wild flowers. The tall,
slender stalks and brightly colored blooms rise above their
surroundings. While they prefer moist, well-drained soil,
some wild iris can survive short periods of sever drought.
The only problem with this is that the flowers do not bloom
as well without a good deal of moisture.
familiar wild iris is the blue flag. This wild iris is native
to deciduous woodlands, and has thick, blade-like foliage.
The erect, three-inch wide flowers make a beautiful summer
display in northeastern and north central states. Many gardeners
like to plant this wild iris in their home gardens, for their
beautiful true blue blooms. This species of wild iris will
reseed itself readily if left undisturbed.
wild iris plants prefer full sun, but some will grow in shade.
The shady conditions will oftentimes limit the bloom period,
and cause the flower to grow slower. The range of colors that
wild iris blooms will flower is as varied as the hybrid cultivars
grown commercially. I giver the proper growing conditions,
a wild iris will thrive in a home garden and return for years
and years of enjoyment and beauty.