Wild Blue Iris Seeds
Easy to grow and adaptable, this little gem was once thought a weed! Known commonly as Rocky Mountain Iris or Missouri Flag, this field iris is a charming, summer blooming Perennial. Wild Blue Iris Seeds do take a little extra care to get started, and we recommend scarification prior to planting in the fall.
Name:Wild Blue Iris Seeds
Botanical Name:Iris missouriensis
Light Requirement:Full Sun
Planting Season:Spring, Fall
Plant Type:Tall green stems with blue petals and white variegation and yellow cetner resembling an orchid.
Features:Heirloom, Attracts Pollinators, Deer Resistant, Easy to Grow & Maintain, Container Garden
Color:Blue, White, Yellow
Plant Height:12-24 inches
Plant Spacing:12-18 inches
Planting Depth:1/8 inch
Sowing Method:Direct Sow
Seeds per Packet:1 g
Hardiness Zones:1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
How to Plant Wild Blue Iris
When to Plant Wild Blue Iris Seeds
Direct Sow Wild Blue Iris seeds in the Fall for a Spring/Summer germination. These seeds can also be started indoors after a 60-90 day period of cold stratification.
Where to Plant Wild Blue Iris Seeds
Wild Iris thrives in Full Sun conditions with moist, well-drained soil. Ideally soil should have a pH between 6.1-7.8.
How to Plant Wild Blue Iris Seeds
Soak Wild Blue Iris seeds overnight and use a sharp knife to nick the pointed end of the seed to give this variety the best chance for germination. Direct sow seeds in the fall onto the surface of the soil and compress, but do not cover the seeds. If starting indoors, sow seeds in flats with moistened peat moss, and keep seeds moist. Germination will take place over the course of 2-3 months. Note that germination will continue over the course of the next few years. If cells don’t develop seedlings right away, do not discard them, as they likely will germinate eventually.
How to Care for Wild Blue Iris
Grow Iris seedlings under sheltered conditions until late Spring, or approximately 6 weeks after the final frost date. Wild Blue Iris started indoors can then be transplanted outside. Seedlings will need frequent waterings, but once established, this variety is drought-tolerant. After establishing, Wild Blue Iris will grow into a colony that can last several years. When fully grown, Iris can be divided in the Fall months. As a perennial, blooming will likely not take place until the second season.
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