Iris, Northern Blue Flag (Iris versicolor) - 25 Seeds
•American grown seeds
•USDA Zones: 1-8
Northern blue flag (Iris versicolor) is a member of the iris family more often seen in the wild growing throughout wetlands and along shorelines than in home gardens. This is a shame Northern blue flag can fit nicely into a low-maintenance landscaping plan. Given the right growing conditions—primarily sunshine, moisture, and rich soil—it should not require much care on your part. Because it is a wetland species, northern blue flag can thrive in wet areas of your property. Use it in a rain garden, as a natural way to soak up water in low-lying areas, or to add interest along a pond or other water feature. Most animals, such as deer, tend to avoid eating the plant because it is moderately toxic, yet its showy flowers will bring pollinators to your property. It is specifically known as a good plant to attract hummingbirds.
To help soften the hard seed coat, soak the seeds overnight in warm water before planting. To germinate, these flower seeds for sale need a period of several months of cold followed by warmth. To accomplish this naturally, direct sow the seeds on the surface of the soil in fall; they will begin to germinate in the late spring and early summer. Alternatively, the seed can be store in moist sand in the refrigerator for 60-90 days then planted on the surface of the soil in peat pots. For best results use slightly acidic soil, keeping it moist and at a temperature of 70-75 degrees F until germination. This flower seed for sale germinates rather slowly, usually beginning to sprout after approximately three months. Keep in mind that germination will continue through the first several years, as the seeds gradually come out of dormancy. The seedlings can be planted outdoors in late spring or early summer or when there is no chance of frost, or when they have reached a height of 4-6".
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