Wild Blue Iris
Wetland Iris-Flowers Everywhere
After numerous attempts in trying to find a blue iris that would flower in dry soil, we finally found this one about 20 years ago growing amongst the sand and rock on Lake Michigan. In three years after planting seeds from this group on a hillside with no additional irrigation the flags finally appeared. The Native Americans and colonists used this species as a diuretic, and the leaves were used to make cord for fishnets. This species iris can be grown in wet or dry soil. Our Ecos selection can be used for normal cultivated conditions without having wetland conditions yet still flower. It is not an edible plant.
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