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Wild Blue Iris Seeds Iris missouriensis

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Packet $4.95
1 Ounce $29.95
1/4 Pound $82.95 31%
1 Pound $229.95 52%
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  • Heirloom annual native to North America
  • Easy to grow pollinator attractor with blue & white Spring blooms
  • Thrives in bright, sunny growing areas

Product Description

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.

  • Fast Facts

    Name:Wild Blue Iris Seeds
    Botanical Name:Iris missouriensis
    Life Cycle:Perennial
    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
    Blooms:Summer
    Plant Height:12-24 inches
    Plant Spacing:12-18 inches
    Planting Depth:1/8 inch
    Sowing Method:Direct Sow
    Cold Stratification:Yes
    Seeds per Packet:1 g
    Hardiness Zones:1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Ships:Year Round
  • Planting Instructions

    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.

    Download Printable Planting Guide

  • Seed Coverage

    AmountRecommended Coverage
      
    PacketUp to 80 Sq. Ft
    Ounce PackageUp to 625 Sq. Ft
    1/4 Pound PackageUp to 2,500 Sq. Ft
    1 Pound SackUp to10,000 Sq. Ft
    5 Pound SackUp to 1.3 Acres

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Excellent Germination

Planted them and had sprouts within 4 days and two weeks later nice leaf growth from the stem.

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Perfect

Great for oregon native plant certification backyard habitat program.

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